NC fugitive arrested after deputies respond to disturbance call

Oconee County deputies arrested a 25-year-old woman with outstanding warrants for being a fugitive of justice from North Carolina on Saturday.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 4:51 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 28, 2023 at 11:20 AM EDT
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WALHALLA, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said a woman with outstanding arrest warrants for being a fugitive of justice from North Carolina was arrested on Saturday.

According to arrest warrants, 25-year-old Makayla Mae Briggs is a fugitive of justice from North Carolina with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of stolen firearms charges.

The Sheriff’s Office said deputies were responding to a call for service involving a disturbance on Echo Hill Trail, near Seneca. Once on scene, deputies began an investigation into a reported assault, and Briggs was arrested.

After further investigation into Briggs, deputies learned she was wanted out of North Carolina for drug trafficking.

The Oconee County deputies also said a hold was placed on her by the Lincolnton Police Department in North Carolina.

She remains in jail in Oconee County awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.