Deputies capture carjacking suspect in Beaufort County

Deputies capture carjacking suspect in Beaufort County
The sheriff’s office Bloodhound Tracking Team and deputies tracked 22-year-old Jonas Washington Jr. to a home on Coinbow Loop in Burton where he was apprehended. (Source: BCSO)

BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office have captured a carjacking suspect following an active search on Wednesday afternoon.

The sheriff’s office Bloodhound Tracking Team and deputies tracked 22-year-old Jonas Washington Jr. to a home on Coinbow Loop in Burton where he was apprehended.

Washington Jr. was arrested on warrants for first-degree burglary, kidnapping and grand larceny charges in connection with last Thursday’s Shanklin Road carjacking incident.

“He will be transported to the Beaufort County Detention Center and incarcerated on those charges,” BCSO officials said.

Earlier in the day, deputies along with K-9 and aviation units were searching for Washington near Parris Island Gateway.

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