2013-06-12 / Local News

No success in Friday manhunt

By TIM GULLA
Ledger Staff Writer

A Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office response to a suspicious person report led to a multi-hour manhunt Friday.

Events began unfolding Friday morning when the sheriff’s office received reports of a suspicious man near Midway Road and Overbrook Drive, and subsequently Overbrook Drive and Love Springs Road, trying to get into people’s cars, possibly looking for a ride.

Sheriff Steve Mueller said a responding deputy spotted the man sitting on the front porch of a home on Love Springs Road and the man immediately took off running across a nearby field.

Other sheriff’s deputies, City of Gaffney Police and the sheriff’s office K-9 Tracking Team responded to the area. The search by the K-9 Tracking Team was ongoing as of Friday afternoon.

Mueller said there was a report the man went to a woman’s house on Love Springs Road and asked to use a telephone.

Mueller said deputies did not know the man’s name nor why he ran.

The subject was described only as a white male wearing a grey-colored shirt and black-colored pants.

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