U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive in Florence

U.S. Marshals arrest fugitive in Florence

HARTSVILLE, SC (WMBF) – A 27-year-old fugitive was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Florence on Tuesday.

Jamalden Tyshawn Briggs was wanted by the Florence Police Department for murder and unlawful possession of a firearm, according to warrants issued on October 14.

On Monday, October 27, U.S. Marshals Service led Operation Intercept to assist the Florence Police Department in locating Briggs.

According to the warrants issued earlier this month, Briggs and the victim were in a verbal altercation that turned deadly on September 6.

When the investigation began, it was believed that Briggs could have been hiding in Hartsville.

The investigation continued leading U.S. Marshals to the location of Briggs on the 1000 block of E. Maxwell Street in Florence.

Briggs was arrested without incident.

He was transported to Florence County Detention Center and was charged with murder, in addition to a drugs and a weapons charge.

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