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Sheriff: Deputies continue to search swamp area for missing toddler

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

CLARENDON COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Clarendon County deputies are still trying to locate a missing 2-year-old they say was abducted by his father early Monday afternoon.

According to Sheriff Garrett, 2-year-old Brandon Lee DuBose, II was taken from a gas station at Raccoon Road and Highway 261 West around 1:30 p.m.

Deputies say the boy was with his mother, when his father, 32-year-old Brandon Lee Dubose, took him and fled the scene.

A short time later, a deputy spotted Dubose's vehicle and initiated a traffic stop. According to the deputy, when he approached the vehicle, he could hear the child screaming.

Dubose then yelled at the officer that "He was not going back to jail" and took off.

A pursuit ensued into Sumter County, where Dubose turned into a cornfield and exited the vehicle with the child.

According to Sheriff Garrett, officers do know that Dubose fled the corn field with the child.

Garrett says bloodhounds and a helicopter were called into the search, while he organized crews at the intersection of Sammy Swamp and Hwy 261.

Garrett says deputies followed the father's tracks into a swamp area and has reason to believe that the child was not with him when he left.

The Clarendon County Sheriff's Department have contacted other resources to help conduct the search for the missing boy in the swamp area.

The child is described as having red hair, blue eyes, and weighs 30 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, blue shorts, and black Nike sandals

The child's father, 32-year-old Brandon Lee DuBose, is sought in connection with the abduction. He is described as 5'11", 185 pounds, and was last seen wearing a black Gamecock t-shirt with a big Gamecock on front, blue jeans, and black Nike Shoes.

According to a background check, DuBose has a criminal record dating back to 1997. Some of the charges include criminal domestic violence, burglary, and grand larceny.

If you have any information about this case, you are asked to call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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