DORCHESTER, S.C. (WCBD) – The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) is searching for an armed and dangerous suspect that fled after a Friday afternoon car chase.
According to DCSO, deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a suspicious vehicle with a possible wanted suspect around 12:45 p.m. The driver fled, leading deputies on a brief pursuit.
The suspect left the car near County Line Road and fled on foot.
DCSO Chief Deputy Sam Richardson identified the suspect as Jimmy King, a white male in his mid-thirties with dark hair. He is around 5’9 and 180 pounds. Richardson said that they believe he knows the area and has friends in the area. They said that King may have been picked up by an associate in the area.
Law enforcement set up a perimeter and sent out a reverse 911 call to let residents in the area know that King is at large. People are asked to be extremely careful and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.
DCSO, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, Summerville Police Department, HSI, and Highway Patrol are involved in the search.
A large law enforcement presence remained in the area of County Line Road and Highway 165 as of 5:00 p.m. Friday.
Anyone with information on King is asked to contact law enforcement.
Editor’s note: This story is breaking and will be updated.