DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Darlington County Sheriff James Hudson Jr. released a statement Thursday after the most recent arrest of his son.

“I was advised by his ankle monitoring system that he had traveled outside the allocated perimeter of his home, and I immediately took proactive measures to aid in the apprehension of my son for the safety of the responding officers, the general public, and himself,” Sheriff Hudson said in the statement.

News13 was first to report about the arrest Thursday afternoon.

Hartsville police received a call about Hudson who was walking in the area of of Patrick and Home, allegedly heading to shoot a victim with a gun, according to a police report obtained by News13.

The officer found him in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Street and Hudson complied with the officer’s commands, according to the report.

Sheriff Hudson said he made “deliberate efforts” to ensure his son receives no special treatment because of his position as sheriff.

“My son has long battled mental illness, but neither that fact nor my position as Sheriff excuses this type of behavior, and he will have to face the consequences of his actions like everyone else,” the statement reads.

Sheriff Hudson asked the community to pray for him and his family during the difficult time, and said he will continue to serve the county to the best of his ability.

Jordan Andrew Hudson, 30, was booked into the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center at 11:28 a.m. Thursday, records show. A Hartsville spokesperson said he will be charged with unlawful carrying of a handgun.

The spokesperson did not provide any other details about Hudson’s arrest.

Jordan Hudson was arrested in August 2020 on an attempted murder charge after allegedly shooting someone in the back in the 2200 block of N. Center Road.

He was released on a $200,000 bond in December 2020 but was returned to jail in June 2021 after his dad initiated a bond revocation because he felt that Jordan was not following the conditions of his bond.

When contacted by News13, Sheriff Hudson referred all questions to an attorney.

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