Lowcountry fugitive captured in West Ashley after Crime Stoppers receives several tips

Lowcountry fugitive captured in West Ashley after Crime Stoppers receives several tips
Steven Wilkinson Jr was wanted for violating his parole. (Source: Department of Probation and parole)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities say a Lowcountry fugitive has been captured in West Ashley after several tips were submitted to law enforcement officials.

According to the Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon services, Steven Wilkinson Jr. was captured after several tips were submitted to Crime Stoppers over the last 24 hours. One of the tips led to Wilkinson’s capture.

He was taken into custody off of Orange Grove Road.

“State Probation and Parole Agents reached out to the City of Charleston Police Warrants Unit today and their team assisted us with taking Wilkinson into custody off of Orange Grove Road in West Ashley,” probation officials said.

Wilkinson will be transported to the Charleston County Detention Center pending a bond hearing.

Wilkinson was under supervision for a 2017 conviction for forgery when he absconded from supervision shortly after his probationary sentence started in mid-July, according to authorities. He is facing eight years in jail for the violations.

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