South Carolina fugitive captured in Weakley County
A fugitive wanted for attempted murder in South Carolina was captured Tuesday in Weakley County.
Weakley County Sheriff’s Captain Randall McGowan says 20-year-old Nathaniel Isiah Roberts was captured just before noon Tuesday just off Highway 89 between Dresden and Sharon.
The Weakley County Sheriff’s Department had issued a “Be on the Lookout” alert earlier in the day after Roberts was spotted walking towards Dresden on Highway 54.
Just after 9:00, Sheriff’s deputies and Dresden Police spotted Roberts near Snake Hill Road and looked for him in a wooded area until he was seen by a civilian near Macedonia Church Road and Highway 89.
McGowan says Roberts was captured by deputies a short time later.
Roberts was wanted by the Orangeburg, South Carolina Sheriff’s Department for an incident that took place last week when Roberts and three others broke into a home and fired several shots at the four people inside, injuring a 15-year-old juvenile.
Roberts is charged with Attempted Murder, Discharging a Firearm into a Dwelling, Possession of a Weapon during a Violent Crime, and Criminal Conspiracy
The three other suspects have already been arrested.
In Weakley County, Roberts is charged with Being a Fugitive from Justice and will be extradited back to South Carolina.