US Marshals now involved in search for rape suspect

The Darlington County Sheriff's Office has called in the US Marshals Service to help them find Robert Kelly, 53, after they said he tied up a woman and sexually assaulted her last Sunday at a home on East Old Camden Road near Hartsville.

Kelly faces charges of Kidnapping and First Degree Criminal Sexual Conduct. Deputies added that he is a registered sex offender.

Officers canvassed a community off of Stadium Road in Hartsville Thursday after getting a tip that Kelly maybe hiding out in the area.

They searched fields and ditches, but were unable to find him.

Deputies say the victim was able to get away and call 9-1-1.

Call the Darlington County Sheriff's Office at 843-398-4501 if you know where they can find Kelly.