Deputies: Man who fled traffic stop believed to be ‘armed and dangerous’
DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - Authorities are continuing an hours-long manhunt after a wanted man fled a traffic stop Friday afternoon, the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
Just after 12:45 p.m., deputies tried to stop a car on Highway 165 near the Ravenel area, Deputy Chief Sam Richardson said.
Richardson says the car was “suspicious” with a possible wanted suspect that is believed to be armed and dangerous.
A car chase began and ended when investigators eventually found the car. However, the suspect fled the car and is still at large.
Richardson says they believe the suspect is familiar with the area and has friends and associates in the area. The man may have been picked up by a friend, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies sent out a reverse 911 call to let people in the area know about the situation.
Richardson identified the person they are looking for as Jimmy King.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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