Deputies call off search for armed teen in Kingstree after AR-15 recovered

Williamsburg County deputies said they ended the search for an armed 13-year-old in the Kingstree area late Friday after recovering an AR-15.
Published: May. 27, 2023 at 6:03 AM EDT|Updated: May. 27, 2023 at 7:20 AM EDT
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KINGSTREE, S.C. (WCSC) - Williamsburg County deputies searched Friday night in the Kingstree area for a 13-year-old who was reportedly carrying an AR-15 rifle.

Deputies said the teen was last seen in a wooded area off Oakland Avenue in the Rock Town community.

The boy was described as wearing a black shirt with a white True Religion logo on the front, black shorts with red and white paint, pink socks and white shoes and is approximately 5-feet, 6-inches tall weighing about 100 pounds.

Deputies said on Facebook shortly after 10 p.m. Friday night that they recovered the firearm but that the boy had not been found and that they were ending the search for him.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 843-355-9696.