Attempted murder suspect on the run in Lancaster

Deqwon Blackmon, escaped Friday from the custody of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. He had just been arrested on an attempted murder charge.

LANCASTER, S.C. - Authorities are looking for an attempted murder suspect who escaped from a Lancaster County deputy as he was walking into the county jail.

Investigators said in a news release that 23-year-old Deqwon Blackmon ran into the woods around 4 p.m. Friday and hasn't been seen since.

Deputies had just arrested Blackmon on an attempted murder charge. Authorities say he was involved in the shooting of three people in a vehicle a week ago.

Investigators say Blackmon didn't have a weapon when he escaped but should be considered dangerous.

Agents and a helicopter from the State Law Enforcement Division are helping deputies look for Blackmon.