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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Armed Homeowner Captures Fugitive, Holds Him For Police

When Kershaw County, S.C., sheriff’s deputies went to serve a warrant at a residence in Elgin, S.C., two men burst out the back door. Then the chase was on.

One deputy took off on a drawn-out foot chase, ultimately resulting in the arrest of 26-year-old Cody Jackson. The other fugitive was arrested several hours later, when an armed homeowner found 21-year-old Christopher Cravets hiding in his car and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

“A young, physically fit deputy was able to chase down Jackson, and an armed homeowner was able to detain Cravets,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews. “My thanks to the homeowner. I want to shake his hand. I already gave an attaboy to the deputy.”

Ironically, the warrant was for totally unrelated issues, but career criminals Jackson and Cravets are now facing several outstanding charges—from receiving stolen goods to possession of a stolen car.