Beaufort County deputies searching for suspect who fled traffic stop

Beaufort County deputies searching for suspect who fled traffic stop
Source: Gray

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WTOC) - The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect who reportedly ran from a traffic stop on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office says in a news release that deputies tried to pull over a silver Honda on Parris Island Gateway in Burton. Deputies say the driver sped off, continuing onto Goethe Hill Road.

The suspect then got out of the car and ran into a wooded area. K-9 units have tracked the suspect to the area of Old Jericho Road.

The suspect is described as a black male, 5'10" to 6'0" tall, approximately 200 pounds with short gray hair. He was wearing black shorts with a red stripe and no shirt.

The sheriff’s office says that a records check has confirmed that the Honda was reported stolen out of Ridgeland.

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