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Beaufort County Sheriff's Office searching for suspect who fled traffic stop

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Beaufort County Sheriff's deputies are currently searching for a subject who fled a traffic stop just before 2 p.m. in Beaufort.

Deputies attempted to stop a vehicle containing people suspected of drug activity. Deputies were able to detain two of the three occupants, but a third suspect jumped from the car and fled on foot toward The Oaks at Broad River.

The suspect is described as a black male between 20 and 25 years of age, standing 5'7 and weighing 140 pounds with short dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and orange shorts.

A perimeter has been established in the immediate area of the Broad River boat landing and Broad River Boulevard. Members of the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office K9 Tracking Team are assisting in the search.

Motorists and residents are asked to exercise caution in the area and to report sightings of any suspicious persons.

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