S.C. man arrested, accused of hiding Allendale slaying suspect
LAWRENCEVILLE, IL. (WRDW/WAGT) - New details were released after an accused Allendale County homicide suspect became the center of an Illinois manhunt.
The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says it started with a traffic stop in Lawrenceville around 7:35 p.m. on Monday, according to WTHI.
A 29-year-old South Carolina man was arrested and accused of helping 34-year-old Jonathan Kelly.
In August, the Allendale Police Department said Kelly was wanted on multiple counts, including homicide and kidnapping. The search for him continues.
The 29-year-old was arrested after the chase and faces charges of aggravated battery, aiding a fugitive, resisting arrest and fleeing police, according to court documents.
He also allegedly kicked and threatened the life of an officer, WTHI reports. An Illinois prosecutor requested the 29-year-old be held on bond.
WTHI reports the search on Monday took officers outside of Lawrenceville city limits.
Several surrounding agencies assisted in the search with a drone. Illinois officials say Kelly has friends and family in the area.
Kelly is considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information on Kelly or his whereabouts, contact 803-584-8153, anonymously at 803-584-2178 or email AT@allendalepolice.com.
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