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Campobello man wanted

Cherokee County searching for man who took off his GPS tracker

CAMPOBELLO—A Campobello man is wanted for removing his GPS monitoring device.

Nicholas Andrew Russell, 28, of 851 Wicklow Rd., Campobello is accused of cutting off his device and fleeing.

The Cherokee County, S.C. Sheriff’s Office is searching for Russell, who is now considered and escapee. Russell removed his device on Friday and was last seen in Campobello.

Cherokee County Sheriff Steve Mueller said Russell left a note behind and may be headed out west.

Russell was arrested on Sept. 13, 2019 on charges of domestic violence third degree and unlawful neglect of a child, according to Cherokee County Sheriff reports. He was released on Sept. 14 on bond but was required to wear the GPS monitoring device as part of his conditions.

Mueller said since Russell cut off the device he will face additional charges of escape and malicious damage to property.

Anyone with information about Russell’s whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIMESC or 1-888-274-6372.