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York County deputies chase, catch 5 suspects in manhunt after burglary near Rock Hill

York County sheriff’s deputies arrested five people from after a daytime burglary and manhunt south of Rock Hill.

York County Sheriff’s office spokesman Trent Faris and jail records identified the five suspects as William Braxton Bivins, Justin Richard Johnson, Wade Parker Hammond, Larkyn Lynn Robinson and Michael Stephen Knotts.

The five are from York County, Chester County, and North Carolina, according to jail and court records. All remain in the Moss Justice Center jail without bond, pending service of arrest warrants on Wednesday, according to police and jail records. Bivins faces additional charges after fleeing from the traffic stop, Faris said.

The incident started around 1 p.m. Tuesday at a home on Tuckaway Road, Faris said.

Someone called 911 to report the invasion at a house that was supposed to be unoccupied, Faris said.

Responding deputies stopped a white Cadillac sedan near S.C. 72, also called Saluda Road, and Strait Road north of the Chester County line, Faris said.

Four suspects were taken into custody but Bivins ran, Faris said. A K-9 team and officers tracked Bivins, who was captured around 4 p.m., Faris said.

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Andrew Dys covers breaking news and public safety for The Herald, where he has been a reporter and columnist since 2000. He has won 51 South Carolina Press Association awards for his coverage of crime, race, justice, and people. He is author of the book “Slice of Dys” and his work is in the U.S. Library of Congress.
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