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Fugitive apprehended by deputies near Oak Grove and Pine Grove

Oak Grove, SC (Paul Kirby) Deputies from the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department have recaptured 38-year-old Bradley Wayne Jovanelly of Columbia after a manhunt Thursday afternoon. Deputies and K-9’s searched the areas of Delree Street, Kitti Wake Drive, and Old Barnwell Road for him after he escaped custody earlier in the day.

Captain Adam Myrick, spokesman for the department, said that the suspect was taken into custody late Thursday after an extensive search. Myrick did not say how Jovanelly managed to escape from custody after he was arrested for larceny of electricity Thursday.

During the search, deputies asked citizens to be vigilant, but never said that the public was in any way endangered as a result of Jovanelly’s escape. He has been booked into the jail where he is awaiting a bond hearing.

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