Man who fled North Augusta officers arrested in Augusta

Brandon Tucker

An Augusta man the subject of a Dec. 17 North Augusta manhunt after he fled police was arrested today.

Brandon Wesley Tucker, 25, was arrested by Richmond County sheriff's deputies around 9:50 a.m. at 3027 Washington Road.

Tucker, who a jail booking report said is heavily tattooed, is wanted by Columbia County law enforcement and North Augusta Public Safety, according to the report.

Tucker crawled out of a North Augusta police cruiser window after his arrest for shoplifting Dec. 17 at the Knox Avenue Wal-Mart, according to previous reports.

His escape, which occurred while officers searched nearby for a gun Tucker was believed to have shoplifted, led to a manhunt involving Aiken and Richmond county bloodhounds that was later called off.

Tucker faces charges of shoplifting, escape, assault and a parole violation.

 

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