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Suspect identified, considered ‘armed & dangerous’ during search at Columbia’s Colony Apartments

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Published: Jan. 25, 2022 at 9:26 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 26, 2022 at 2:33 PM EST
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Efforts by Columbia Police Department have ended in the search for an armed and dangerous man wanted in Calhoun County, according to officials.

Other agencies are still searching for Harrison Brodrick Brown who is wanted on gun and stalking charges.

The search was centered near the Colony Apartments near W. Beltline Boulevard since about 9 a.m. Tuesday morning, where there was a heavy police presence on the scene.

“My sister called and said police were outside. They knocked on my back door and was like you got to get out. I hurried and put on clothes and got out,” a woman who lives in the area said.

Officers were helping the U.S. Marshals Service in the search wanted for a male suspect (identified as Brown) from another jurisdiction near the Colony Apartments.

Photo of several Columbia Police Department vehicles at the Colony Apartments in response to a...
Photo of several Columbia Police Department vehicles at the Colony Apartments in response to a wanted man.(Kerri Sharpe)

Police say they believe Brown is in the Columbia area. Chief Holbrook also advises anyone who might be providing a safe place for Brown to know that it is illegal to harbor a fugitive.

On January 17, just before midnight, an officer with the Cayce Police Department attempted to stop a car near the intersection of Airport Boulevard and Memorial Drive.

As the officer approached the suspect, now identified as Brown, accelerated and refused to stop. When he reached Knox Abbott Drive, he began driving in the median and into oncoming lanes of traffic.

For safety reasons, officers stopped the chase and Brown drove across the Blossom Street Bridge into Columbia, according to officials. Columbia police were notified.

On January 18, the Cayce Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Brown for failure to stop for blue lights.

Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers.

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