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Man arrested on attempted murder charge escapes custody in Lancaster

LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

Deputies in Lancaster are searching for a man they say escaped custody after being arrested for attempted murder.

Deqwon Mykel Blackmon, 23, was arrested on Friday for attempted murder in connection to a shooting that occurred on August 23 on the Highway 9 Bypass, according to officials.

Around 4 p.m. while being taken into the detention center, Blackmon escaped from custody and ran into nearby woods.

Law enforcement from several different agencies responded, but could not locate him.

Deputies say he was unarmed at the time of his escape, but should be considered dangerous.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts should call the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office at 283-3388 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC.

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