FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The subject of a manhunt that spanned several counties was apprehended early Saturday afternoon.
Major Michael Nunn with the Florence County Sheriff's Office said Nickolas Carter, 19, of Florence was caught in a swamp at the end of Marion Avenue near Second Loop Road just after 1 p.m.
Carter was taken to the Florence County Detention Center and charged with third-degree burglary, possessing a stolen vehicle, malicious injury to animals or personal property, two counts of simple larceny and two counts of failure to stop for a blue light.
Glenn Kirby with the Florence County Sheriff's Office said deputies began searching in Florence after Carter was involved in a crash in a stolen car Saturday morning.
Authorities alerted people by telephone to stay in their homes during the manhunt.
The robocall stated:
Last week, Carter was spotted in Marlboro County, but was not apprehended. He was wanted on a variety of burglary, larceny and weapons charges, as well as failure to stop for a blue light from Florence County, MCSO stated.
Lieutenant Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department added it was a joint effort between FPD, FCSO, SLED, MCSO and SCHP.
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