ST HELENA ISLAND, SC (November 6, 2013/3:00 PM) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office is engaged in an active manhunt for a burglary suspect in the area of Fripp Point Rd.
Just after 1:00 pm, deputies responded to 62 Fripp Point Rd in reference to a reported burglary in progress. There, deputies met with the homeowner who advised that she had come home to discover an unknown black male inside her house.
Upon being discovered, the suspect fled the home. A perimeter was established surrounding the immediate area and a patrol K-9 was utilized to assist in the search. At this time no contact has been made with any persons matching the suspect description.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 6’01”, 180 lbs, with short dreadlocks. He was wearing blue jeans and a long-sleeve white shirt with black markings on the sleeves. Residents and motorists in the area are encouraged to exercise caution and immediately contact 911with any sightings of suspicious person(s) and/or activity. As of 3 pm the perimeter was dissolved, however, deputies will continue to actively patrol the area.
MAKE THE CALL, STAY ANONYMOUS, EARN a REWARD: To report crime, citizens can call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC (274-6372) or text the word TIPSC with a message to CRIMES (274637).