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UPDATE: Man charged with attempted murder after manhunt

Patrick Cassidy (Source: Florence County Detention Center) Patrick Cassidy (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – An Horry County suspect wanted after reports came out Thursday of two vehicles shooting at one another on S.C. 90 outside of Conway was apprehended late Friday night in Florence County.

Florence County Chief Deputy Glenn Kirby confirmed that Patrick Cassidy, 25, of Timmonsville, was taken into custody around 11:30 p.m., in the area of Old Georgetown Road in Florence County.

Lieutenant Kathleen Streett said an extensive manhunt took place in the Coward and Effingham areas of Florence County.

An investigation led authorities to believe Cassidy was trying to flee the Coward area. FCSO investigators with a helicopter and K9 units tracked Cassidy with the help of the U.S. Marshals Service, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, the South Carolina Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon and the Clarendon County Sheriff's Office. 

Kirby said Cassidy was arrested on warrants out of Horry County for three counts of attempted murder, as well as a Florence County charge of larceny. Cassidy was taken to the Florence County Detention Center upon his arrest.

The suspect allegedly stole something during the Florence County chase, Kirby said. Law enforcement agencies spent six hours searching for him.

The investigation is still active and additonal charges are possible.   

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