Manhunt over for escaped convict in Lexington County, caught near Sharon Acres Lane

Shaun Wayne Wiles was captured Friday.
Shaun Wayne Wiles was captured Friday.(WIS News 10, Clarendon County Sheriff's Department)
Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 11:41 AM EST
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GASTON, S.C. (WIS) - Investigators said the manhunt for an escaped convict is over. Shaun Wayne Wiles was caught near Sharon Acres Lane shortly before 1:30 p.m. Officials say Wiles was taken into custody without incident after U.S. Marshals received a tip, he was in the area. After a long search for him, Wiles was located at a residence.


A representative with Lexington One confirmed multiple schools in the area are on lockout in response to a search for an escaped convict.

Forts Pond Elementary, Pelion Elementary and Pelion Middle, and Pelion High School are on lockout/secure. District administration said this was done out of an abundance of caution. The lockout means no one is allowed to exit or enter the building. Students have a normal learning schedule during this day.


A search is underway in Lexington County Friday morning for an escaped convict.

A representative with the U.S. Marshals confirmed SLED and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Office are in the Sharon Acres Lane area. A tip alerted law enforcement in the search for Shaun Wayne Wiles.

SLED aviation and a K9 team have been deployed to the area. The U.S. Marshals are advising the public to avoid the area. Wiles is considered a danger to the community.


U.S. Marshals take lead in manhunt for escaped Clarendon County inmate

Wiles escaped from the Clarendon County Detention Center on Nov. 10. Shaun Wayne Wiles is described as being roughly 5′10 in height and approximately 160 lbs with grey hair. He has an identifying tattoo on his neck that reads ‘Melissa.’

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