Man Wanted for Questioning Eludes Police - WTOC-TV: Savannah, Beaufort, SC, News, Weather & Sports

05/19/05

Man Wanted for Questioning Eludes Police

The search near Hunter AAF. The search near Hunter AAF.

Detectives working the murder case of Ervin Law have caught a suspect. Around 11am this morning, police arrested Ronell Valentine, 23, at his home without incident.

A few hours later, police spotted another person they wanted to question in this case around Hunter Army Airfield. Police first fanned out along the fence line running along I-516.

Police used a helicopter and K-9 units in the search.

They then crossed the interstate into the Tatemville neighborhood after they heard he had probably run that way.

There police say it looks like he may have flagged down a car, managed to get out the area before they could set up a perimeter

Haven Elementary in the Tatemville neighborhood took precautions, refusing to let any children leave the school without a parent.

Though police definitely want to get hold of the man who managed to elude them, they are not naming him as a suspect in the case at this point.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite, ccowperthwaite@wtoc.com

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