UNION COUNTY — The U.S. Marshals Service got a timely helping hand from the Union County Sheriff’s Office in apprehending a fugitive this past week.
In a statement released earlier this week, Union County Sheriff David Taylor announced that on Tuesday, Union County Narcotics Officers received a request from the U.S. Marshals Service to help locate and arrest a fugitive at 109 Christian Lane in Union.
Taylor stated that the Marshals Service knew the individual, who he identified at Jason Eric Bishop, was at the location, but would be gone before marshals could arrive there to take him into custody.
He stated the Marshals Service asked for the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office in apprehending Bishop and holding him until marshals could arrive.
Taylor said that in response to this request, several criminal investigators, narcotics investigators and patrol units went to the area while narcotics officers attempted to serve the warrant.
When officers turned into the drive at 109 Christian Lane, Taylor said Bishop, who was standing in the yard, saw the deputies and ran into the woods. Taylor stated that K-9 Bloodhounds were then called to the scene and a perimeter set up in the area to watch for Bishop.
He stated that after the bloodhounds were on the ground, Bishop was taken into custody by an investigator on the perimeter.
The press release issued by the Sheriff’s Office states that Bishop, 29, 154 Merle Drive, Spartanburg, was arrested and turned over to Spartanburg County on a federal indictment for trafficking methamphetamine.
Taylor said Bishop was not charged with resisting arrest because he had not been placed under arrest when he ran from deputies.