Aiken kidnapping suspect in custody; child found safe

Joseph Johnson

UPDATE (7:22pm) – Suspect Joseph Bryan Johnson was taken into custody on the 500 block of Wildhaven Drive after a short search. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.


AIKEN COUNTY, S.C. (WJBF) – Aiken County deputies are searching for a kidnapping suspect.

The suspect stole a car from the Circle K on Wagener Road and Banks Mill Road with a 5-year-old in the vehicle.

Deputies were able to recover the car and child.

At this time, the suspect is still at large.

Investigators are actively looking for that person.

If you have any information, please call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-642-1762.

Count on WJBF NewsChannel 6 to bring you the latest on this developing story. 

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