Mullins schools locked down, deputies search for wanted man

Marion County Sheriff Mark Richardson says deputies and police are looking for Franklin Graham of Columbia.

Sheriff Richardson says he's charged in Kershaw and Richland Counties with Criminal Sexual Conduct, Carjacking and Kidnapping.

He says Graham's vehicle ran out of gas right outside of Mullins. He says Graham walked to a woman's house and knocked on the door about 3 a.m. Thursday. The woman got scared and called deputies who talked to Graham and let him go. About ten minutes later, dispatch put out a "be on a lookout" for his vehicle. When deputies realized it was the man they had talked to, they started searching for him.

Marion and Kershaw County deputies as well as state police are looking for Graham along Highway 41.

Mullins schools, the Palmetto School and Pee Dee Academy are locked down as a precaution.