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Newberry deputies take armed suspect into custody

Officials with the sheriff's department say Derrick was located around 11:30 a.m. Friday and all involved are unharmed.

NEWBERRY, SC (WACH) - Newberry County Deputies have taken an armed man they were searching for Thursday morning near Little Mountain into custody.

According to a statement from the Newberry County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to on a call on Beagle Run Road in the Little Mountain area Thursday about a man seen in the woods with a pistol. Deputies found the man upon arriving to the scene and say he could be suicidal. The man, identified as 40-year-old Joe Derrick, retreated back into the woods.

Officials with the sheriff's department say Derrick was located around 11:30 a.m. Friday and all involved are unharmed.

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