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Surfside Beach fugitive arrested after foot pursuit in NC

Nicholas Bryant (Source: SBPD) Nicholas Bryant (Source: SBPD)

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Agents with the US Marshals Fugitive Task Force, with the assistance of Raleigh Police, have arrested a fugitive wanted out of Surfside Beach.

Police Chief Mike Frederick said 23-year-old Nicholas Bryant of Myrtle Beach was wanted in connection with an assault in Surfside Beach in April, as well as his failure to appear in General Sessions Court for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Frederick said US Marshals agents located Bryant after a month-long investigation into where he might be.

Bryant was spotted on surveillance around 11 a.m. Tuesday. He resisted arrest and led officers on a two-mile foot pursuit into a wooded area. A bloodhound from the Raleigh Police Department located Bryant and he was taken into custody.

Bryant has been charged with assault and battery. He is currently in a Raleigh area hospital for non-life threatening injuries received during his escape attempt.

SBPD Chief of Police Mike Frederick said that this operation served as a good example of the benefit gleaned from serving on task forces such as the fugitive operation managed by the USMS.

"We now have a victim of crime in Surfside Beach resting a little easier," Frederick said, "knowing that the accused is safely behind bars."

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