Manhunt ends with arrest of burglary suspect

An hours-long manhunt in Barnwell ended with the capture of a burglary suspect Wednesday night.

The suspect, 17-year-old Houston Bryant, faces one charge of first degree burglary, one charge of second degree burglary, two charges of grand larceny and two charges of malicious injury to property, according to Tenille Smith with the Barnwell County Detention Center, where Bryant is being held.

Multiple law enforcement agencies searched a field and woods off Ellenton Street (Hwy. 278) late into the evening using search dogs and a helicopter.

Police lined Hwy. 278 between the Original House of Pizza and the intersection with Wellington Road while other officers searched for the suspect.

The search area was bounded by Hwy. 278 on the west, Wellington Road on the north, Lake Drive on the east and the Colony Apartments complex on the south.

During the search, Wellington Road was closed to traffic between its intersection with Hwy. 278 and Lake Drive.

It's unclear exactly when and where the suspect was caught, but officers left the scene around 9:30 p.m.

The Barnwell Police Department, Sheriffs Deputies and the State Law Enforcement Division worked together during the search.