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Denyse Clark
Lancaster County Sheriff's Office had deputies waiting behind Lancaster Convalescent Center looking for an escaped convict around 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 29.
Suspect runs from detention center

A suspect who was wearing handcuffs escaped from the Lancaster County Detention Center on Pageland Highway about 3:50 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.

Deputies have set up a perimeter and are searching the surrounding woods for DeQuan Michael Blackmon, who was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

According to a be-on-the-lookout for bulliten issued by the county about 4:45 p.m., Blackmon is wanted for attempted murder. 

The S.C. Department of Social Services and Lancaster Convalescent Center have been placed on lockdown.