Manhunt continues for Shanard King

By Jana E. Pye, Editor,

A manhunt continues for Shanard Keondre King, who fled the Darlington County Courthouse on Monday, May 16, 2016 shortly after being sentenced to nine years in the maximum security prison in Bishopville.

Shanard Keondre King, age 23, is  5'3’ 152 lbs. Sentenced to 9 yrs.

Shanard Keondre King, age 23, is 5’3’ 152 lbs. Sentenced to 9 yrs.

According to eyewitness accounts, King, who had not been officially taken into custody, and looked to turn towards his mother when he ran.

According to a report by a witness, “He cleared the bench and ran like an Olympic athlete out of the courtroom and down the hallway to the stairwell.”

He had allegedly been dropped off for his court appearance by his girlfriend.

Despite an exhaustive search, no trace of King could be found.

Several witnesses shared that he had been seen running by the alleyway near the Darlington County Historical Commission.

Law enforcement escorted visitors and employees of the courthouse, and surrounded the perimeter of the building to conduct further searches within the facility.

If anyone has any information to share about the search, they are encouraged to contact the DCSO at: 843-398-4501.

Author: Duane Childers

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