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U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive they warned might have come to Lowcountry

Daniel Earl Webb (Source: U.S. Marshals) Daniel Earl Webb (Source: U.S. Marshals)
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

U.S. Marshals arrested a fugitive from Virginia Thursday morning who had become the subject of a statewide search.

Daniel Earl Webb, 39, was wanted in Virginia on weapons and narcotics charges, according to a release from the U.S. Marshals.

Webb was arrested Thursday morning in the Piercetown community in Anderson County, according to U.S. Marshals Service spokesperson Amanda Lyons.

On Wednesday, USMS officials said Webb had known ties to Greenville, Anderson, Spartanburg and Pickens Counties but sent word statewide that they believed he could have traveled from the Upstate to the Midlands or the Lowcountry after fleeing from law enforcement the day before. They also said a tipster warned that Webb could be armed and claimed he said he would not go back to prison and would shoot.

A tipster saw the reports on the search for Webb and notified authorities that Webb was "hunkered down" on a small piece of property in the county, Lyons said. 

Webb was taken into custody and is awaiting extradition. Lyons said Webb faces charges of selling of narcotics, conspiracy to violate a drug act, possession of a firearm by a felon and altering a serial number on a firearm, all of which were indicted on June 12 by a Virginia circuit court.

"Fast feet may have helped Webb elude police since June, but he failed to realize law enforcement partnerships span near and far," U.S. Marshal Thomas Griffin said. "We appreciate the long hours our local, state and federal partners bestowed upon us for this case."

"I am extremely thankful for the hard work of all the men and women of the sheriff's office who worked tirelessly to assist the U.S. Marshals Service and other agencies in the apprehension of Daniel Webb," Anderson County Sheriff Chad McBride said. "Individuals from our K9, SWAT and Special Operations teams have been running on very little sleep since Tuesday afternoon in support of the task force. Each of them should feel proud of the role they played in bringing this fugitive to justice."

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