- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) - A Lancaster man who escaped from police and posted on Facebook while on the run has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after he was accused of committing sex crimes against a minor.

The Herald of Rock Hill (https://bit.ly/2fWNEsJ ) reports that 25-year-old Deqwon Blackmon pleaded guilty to assault and battery Tuesday in connection with a June 2014 charge of criminal sexual conduct toward a minor.

While free on bond two years ago, police say Blackmon shot and injured three people during an August 2014 shooting near a Lancaster Waffle House. He was arrested, but escaped from loose handcuffs and posted to Facebook that he had to kiss his children.

Blackmon was caught in his mother’s home in September 2014 following a three-week manhunt. The shooting charges are still pending.

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Information from: The Herald, https://www.heraldonline.com

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