Manhunt underway for Forest Acres burglary suspect

Murphy was seen wearing dark pants, a white shirt and a black jacket. If you live in the area, please take caution.
Published: Nov. 14, 2023 at 5:56 PM EST
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FOREST ACRES, S.C. (WIS) - The Forest Acres Police Department (FAPD) is searching for a burglary suspect who ran away from police while in custody Tuesday afternoon.

Police said Aaron Christopher Murphy, 35, escaped from officers in handcuffs while being questioned for a another burglary. FAPD believes Murphy jumped into the creek behind Cooper Library.

According to officers, Murphy was last seen wearing dark pants, possibly blue jeans, a white T-shirt, and a black jacket. Officers also said Murphy is about 5′9′ and weighs 160 pounds.

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD) is helping FAPD and set up a perimeter from Trenholm Road to Gamewell to Willingham Drive.

According to detectives, drones are overhead in the area and K9 units are tracking the suspect as well.

Police urge residents to be vigilant by taking precautions in the immediate area.

If you see Murphy, police advise you to not interact with him and immediately call 911.

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