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Home video captures part of chase for Berkeley Co. murder suspect

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Deputies chased a 23-year-old murder suspect through the woods, across busy intersections and through backyards of Summerville homes before an arrest was made. But before the authorities arrested Caleb Matlock, a neighbor's home security system caught the beginning of the chase.

On Regent Street, in the Dorchester Regency subdivision, there are eyes everywhere. Neighbors are watching from their windows and security cameras watching from their properties.

On Saturday, one of those security cameras caught deputies surrounding the home of a 23-year-old alleged murder suspect.

In the video, shot from a camera attached to a car port, Dorchester County squad cars are visible coming down Regent street to Matlock's home.

An incident report says as deputies knocked on his front door, Matlock took off into the woods from the back of the house.

According to the report, Matlock was spotted by a Dorchester County deputy changing clothes outside a family dollar on Cotton Hill Road.

The chase again started again.

Authorities say Matlock jumped fences and ran through driveway's and backyards before being arrested in front of the White Gables subdivision.

Deputies haven't released the circumstances around the capture of his alleged partner in crime, Arthur Chavis, who was also cuffed at taken to the Hilfinklea detention center Saturday.

Both Matlock and Chavis were denied bond Sunday night after being charged with two counts of murder for the deaths of June Guerry and Dana Woods last week.

Both Matlock and Chavis are currently being held in the Berkeley County jail.

Background searches on the two men only returned a record on Arthur Ray Chavis. The 22-year-old was arrested in Moncks Corner for shoplifting in 2007 and then again in April of last year for Burglary in the third degree.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office needed the help of divers Tuesday and over the holiday weekend to search ponds off the Jedburg exit off Interstate 26. The Sheriff's Office could not comment on if they recovered any evidence in the case. 

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