More than 200 homeowners alerted to manhunt via new Code Red System
Mon, 15 Jul 2013 23:37:16 GMT —
Marion County Emergency Management notified some 200 homeowners of a manhunt on Old Nichols Highway and Short Road in Mullins Tuesday evening.
Deputies are looking for a man wanted for questioning in a Breach of Trust incident and a possible armed robbery.
He took off running toward the woods when officers approached his home leading to a manhunt.
The manhunt was called off after about an hour, and the man wasn't found.
Officials notified residents of the manhunt through the county's Code Red System.
It informs residents of emergency situations, critical community alerts, evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports.
This was the first time they used it and deputies say it worked well.
"It helps us help them be aware of what's going on in the county," said Investigator Brian Wallace with Marion County Sheriff's Office.
The system is free for residents and you're encouraged to sign up for the alerts.
You can do so by clicking here.