DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — The United States Marshal Service Fugitive Task Force was conducting an operation in Darlington County attempting to apprehend a fugitive when the man pulled into the parking lot of a funeral service, according to deputies.

Deputies said the task force was behind the vehicle driven by the man, and in the process of apprehending him, the man pulled into the Mt. Zion Baptist Church off of Highway 52 in Dovesville during a funeral service, deputies said.

The man was taken into custody without incident and no one at the funeral service was harmed, deputies said.

The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the department apologizes to the family and attendees and is thankful for the quick actions of the task force for the safety of all.

Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.