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Suspect sought since 1999 captured‏
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced today that the 13 year search, for the man who burglarized a home, pointed a shotgun at the homeowner and then lead deputies on a car chase that ended with him shooting at two deputies, has ended.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Rudolph Darby (DOB 12-2-1968) has been on the run from Richland County Deputies since December 11, 1999. The Sheriff added that the December 1999 incident lead to warrants being issued for Darby’s arrest for Burglary 1st Pointing & Presenting Firearms, Grand Larceny, assault with intent to kill (x 2) and unlawful possession of a pistol. After shooting at deputies, Darby fled the area and as a result deputies began the search for Darby.

The Sheriff stated that the long time manhunt for Rudolph Darby ended this morning in Waco Texas where the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office took Darby into custody after Darby assaulted their officer and was trying to use the name Joe Stewart. Sheriff Leon Lott added that Darby will be held in Waco for an extradition hearing at which time he will be brought back to Richland County to face charges.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Department will not rest until fugitives from justice are captured and are held accountable for their actions.

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