Lexington County deputies locate suspect after hours long manhunt
Red Bank, SC (Paul Kirby) - A man that sparked an hours long manhunt Tuesday morning has been located according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department. The department notified the community via Twitter around 6:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.
Tuesday morning around 9:00 a.m., citizens began noticing the heavy law enforcement presence near South Lake Drive and Bethany Church Road between the Red Bank and Edmund communities. People reported that Lexington County Sheriff's Deputies as well as K9 tracking dogs were working in that area. Lexington County Sheriff's Department Spokesman Captain Adam Myrick said in response to an email inquiry that they were looking for a man who fled deputies after they located a suspicious vehicle.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m., Myrick said they were searching for 31-year-old Allen Wayne McCormick in that general vicinity. McCormick was wanted on property crimes charges. Captain Myrick also said the suspect was 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighed approximately 140 pounds. McCormick had his hair in dreadlocks, according to Captain Myrick, and his eyes are brown. When he fled the deputies, he was wearing black pants.
Deputies continued searching throughout the day but around 1:30 p.m. they discontinued those efforts after being unsuccessful. Captain Myrick said they would continue to patrol the area Tuesday afternoon.
Around 6:00 p.m., the sheriff's department Tweeted that McCormick had been located. Wednesday morning, the Lexington County Sheriff's Department’s website did not show McCormick was an inmate at the detention center.
We will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.