Lexington County Sheriff’s Dept. activity in Swansea area was manhunt for domestic violence suspect

Swansea, SC - 04/08/2021 (Paul Kirby) – Earlier this week, the presence of many law enforcement officers in the Swansea area drew a lot of attention from the public. Citizens grew concerned after reportedly seeing sheriff’s department vehicles up and down SC Hwy. 6 and on many of the roads that connect to it. One person reported shortly after 1:00 a.m. that there were multiple deputies gathered in the parking lot of Swansea High School as if they were meeting or planning additional operations.

Captain Adam Myrick, spokesman for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department said late Wednesday that the community had no reason to be alarmed. The deputies and other officers had been using K-9 teams, cruisers, and assets from other support agencies to search for a suspect wanted in a domestic violence case. Myrick said that after a period, they called the track but will continue to work to locate the suspect through other means.

This is an ongoing investigation. You can continue to follow the Lexington Ledger for updates as we receive them.

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