ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WBTW) — A suspect was taken into custody after a several-hour standoff in Dillon County that involved shots being fired at deputies during an investigation into a death in Robeson County, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
The suspect retreated into a house on Hayestown Road near Lake View after firing at deputies when they tried to interview him, according to the sheriff’s office. One Robeson County Sheriff’s Office vehicle was hit.
Investigators returned fire, according to the sheriff’s office.
The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division was able to locate the suspect in the woods behind the home after a several hour standoff and manhunt, according to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect was taken into custody, deputies said. The name of the person has not been released.
The incident is connected to a murder investigation that began Tuesday afternoon when Robeson County deputies and homicide investigators were called to the 90 block of Affinity Road near Fairmont, Wilkins said. The area is about 10 miles east of where Tuesday night’s shooting took place.
Larry B. Adams, 67, of Fairmont, was found dead inside the home on Affinity Road, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.
No additional information was immediately available.
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