Goose Creek man arrested after manhunt, gun charge in Florida

(Source: Orange County Government)
(Source: Orange County Government)

GOOSE CREEK, SC (WCSC) - A Goose Creek man was arrested in Florida over the weekend after police say he led officers on an 8-hour manhunt near a bus station.

Orlando police arrested 23-year-old Deandre Lamon Wood, of 118 Broken Branch Dr. in Goose Creek, and charged him with carrying a concealed firearm and resisting an officer without violence. A judge set bond Sunday at $5,200.

According to police, the incident began after Wood was taken off of a Greyhound bus around 10:20 p.m. Saturday. He was taken off after security officers say he was acting suspiciously.

Authorities say when they told Wood that they were going to search his bag, Wood took off running and at least one of the officers shot at Wood after he reached for his waistband.

Orlando Police arrived on the scene and told Wood to come out several times but did not. Investigators searched the nearby woods for eight hours until they found and arrested at 7:20 a.m. Sunday.

Inside Wood's bag was a Smith and Wesson .40 caliber semi-automatic gun with a full magazine of ammunition.

Officers charged Wood with carrying a concealed firearm and resisting arrest without violence.

No one was injured in the incident. Greyhound prohibits firearms aboard buses.

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