Deputies searching for two wanted suspects from Oklahoma on John’s Island after early morning incident

JOHN’S ISLAND, S.C. (WCBD) – Multiple agencies are on the scene of a federal incident at Food Lion on John’s Island early Thursday morning.

Sheriff Kristin Graziano tells News 2 that the FBI alerted her department that “a chain gang out of Oklahoma is in the area” and that the individuals are wanted for hooking vehicles onto ATMs and stealing there.

Officials have two individuals in custody and are searching for the remaining two in the wooded area near the Food Lion on Maybank Highway in John’s Island.

The group stole a vehicle and deputies were able to get it and are searching for the owner, so if anyone knows the owner of the white vehicle pictured below to contact deputies.

Authorities have crews on boats in the water, in the woods, and in helicopters as they search for the remaining two suspects.

Deputies say that if you live in the area be on the look out for two suspects in the area of Maybank Highway on John’s Island. It is two men wearing no shoes and dark clothing with masks on. The suspects got into a tussle with deputies during the incident early Thursday morning.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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