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Man flees (briefly), arrested (quickly)

Anderson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested an allegedly deadbeat dad after a brief flight from justice Tuesday afternoon.

Deputies went to a home on Forrest Avenue in Clinton at around 5:30 pm Tuesday to serve five outstanding arrest warrants on a man identified as 28-year-old Jeremy Hargett, who they had been searching for for much of the day.

When they knocked on the door, the man that answered said that Hargett had in fact been there, until about “five seconds ago,” when he ran out the back door after seeing deputies pull up in the driveway.

Deputy Charles Relford deployed his K9 partner and the duo located Hargett within minutes lying in tall grass in a field behind the house.

Hargett was taken into custody and told the deputy he had run because he had been called and told the Sheriff’s Office was looking for him and he knew he had several warrants for his arrest for failing to pay child support. In addition to the warrants, Hargett was also charged with evading arrest. As of this morning, he remained in custody at the Anderson County Jail.

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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