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Subject of manhunt also wanted in Columbia County

Posted: December 27, 2011 - 11:12am
Brandon Tucker  Richmond County Sheriff's Office
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Brandon Tucker

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The subject of a North Augusta manhunt, who also is wanted in Columbia County, was arrested Monday in Augusta.
Brandon Wesley Tucker, 25, of Augusta, was arrested by Richmond County sheriff’s deputies around 9:50 a.m. at 3027 Washington Road.
Tucker crawled out of a North Augusta police cruiser window after his arrest for shoplifting Dec. 17 at the Knox Avenue Walmart, according to previous reports.
His escape, which occurred while officers searched nearby for a gun Tucker was believed to have shoplifted, led to a manhunt involving bloodhounds from Aiken and Richmond counties. The manhunt was later called off.
Tucker faces charges of shoplifting, escape, assault and a parole violation.
A phone message and email left Tuesday for Columbia County authorities inquiring about Tucker’s possible charges was not immediately returned.

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