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Aiken County investigators searching for burglary suspect

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Published: Jun. 14, 2020 at 8:14 PM EDT
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Sunday, June 14, 2020

WARRENVILLE, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) -- The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s assistance on any information that would lead to the arrest of a 30-year-old.

Deputies say Jonathan Griffin is wanted for second-degree burglary, trespassing, malicious injury to personal property, first-degree harassment, and escape. They say Griffin was arrested on June 13 around 9:30 p.m. after an investigation into a burglary on Edisto Road.

Aiken County deputies say that while Griffin was in custody he was being evaluated by medical staff at Aiken Regional Hospital when he fled the hospital. They say Griffin was later spotted Sunday around 8:47 a.m. in the near Cemetery Road in Warrenville.

According to deputies, Griffin fled into a wooded area near Simons Street as responding deputies began their search. The Aiken Bloodhound Tracking Team and SLED is assisting with the search for Griffin.

Deputies say Griffin is described as 6-feet tall, approximately 130 lbs, has brown hair, and blue eyes. Griffin was wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of Griffin, contact the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 648-6811. You can provide information anonymously through Midlands Crime Stoppers. Your tip could earn you a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for any crime.

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