The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office issued an alert Wednesday, July 31, around 3:00 p.m. stating that they are looking for 2 black males in the area around Edgefield County Hospital. One male is described as wearing a white shirt and black shorts. He is said to possibly be suffering from a gunshot wound. The second is believed to be wearing a camo jacket and is believed to possibly be armed. The severity of the threat posed by the pair is described as severe, and they are said to pose a significant threat to life and/or property. Citizens are urged to call 911 immediately if the two are spotted.
ECSO Capture Suspects after Alert Issued
The Edgefield County Sheriff’s Office has taken 2 suspects into custody after the agency issued an alert for the pair Wednesday, July 31. According to an ECSO spokesperson, the two men were arrested in separate locations and at different times; one around 5 p.m. and the other around 9 p.m. The manhunt for the two began after a call was received about 2 men trying to kick in the door of a home on Gary Hill Road in Edgefield. Upon arrival, law enforcement learned that the homeowner shot at the men. The ECSO along with agents from the SC Law Enforcement Division and Edgefield Police Department then began a search for the two. Around 3:00 Wednesday afternoon an alert was issued giving the description of the pair and warning the public of their posed threat.
One of the men was captured in a nearby apartment complex, and the other was found in the woods near the scene. One of the suspects had indeed been shot. His injuries were described as non-life threatening. He was taken to a nearby hospital. However, he and the other suspect are now both being held at the Edgefield County Detention Center. Both are charged with burglary, but more charges may be added.