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Aiken County Sheriff’s Office seeks suspect in fatal stabbing

October 13, 2018

The Aiken County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a man in connection to a stabbing incident on Good Hope Farms Road.

Around 6:30 p.m. Friday, deputies responded to the 300 block of Good Hope Farms Road for a 911 call about a disturbance, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.

Upon arrival, deputies found an unharmed female victim and a deceased male victim outside the the home with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds, the release states.

The suspect has been identified as the victim’s son, Thomas James Burkhart, according to release.

Burkhart is 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs about 250 pounds. He is described as bald with brown eyes, the release states. He fled the location in a 2004 black Ford F-150 with South Carolina tag PTD723.

Burkhart should be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office at 803-648-6811 or CrimeStoppers of the Midlands at 888-274-63732. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.

The investigation is still ongoing, and information will be released as it becomes available.

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