Beaufort Co. man charged with evading arrest

Beaufort Co. man charged with evading arrest

BURTON, SC. (WTOC) -A Beaufort County man is behind bars after deputies say he assaulted his ex on Saturday morning.

The Sheriff’s Office says 34-year-old Robert Washington, Jr. broke into a woman’s home in Burton, assaulted her, and stole her phone.

Deputies got help from Port Royal Police and the South Carolina Highway Patrol to set up a perimeter. They eventually spotted and arrested Washington after a short foot chase.

He is charged with fleeing to evade arrest and for two active warrants from an unrelated incident.

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