GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Authorities are searching for a sex offender in the Georgetown area Monday afternoon.

According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO), the sex offender, Jonathan Singleton, removed his ankle monitor and fled into the woods after officers attempted to apprehend him at his home.

The offender, identified as Jonathan Singleton, is described as a male, approximately 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 162 pounds, with facial hair.

Deputies are assisting Probation, Pardon, and Patrol officers in the search.

The GCSO is setting up a perimeter search in the area of Choppee Road and Rocky Point Drive using the assistance of bloodhounds.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call Probation, Parole and Pardon 843-546-9798.


UPDATE: GCSO said, the bloodhound unit has been suspended, although authorities are still searching for Singleton.