A man who reportedly pointed a gun at a Columbia police officer early Saturday morning then escaped from custody while at an area hospital, was captured after a police manhunt.
Kwmane Devlon Brosia was apprehended by police officers at about noon on the city’s public works property on Colonial Drive, police said. The department’s K-9 unit tracked Brosia to the area, and members of the Columbia SWAT team found him hiding in a compost pile, police said.
He was taken to jail and charged with weapons, burglary, armed robbery and drug charges, pointing and presenting a firearm, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police and escape.
Brosia pointed a pistol at an officer before he was arrested earlier in the day on various outstanding charges, according to the Police Department. He was taken to Palmetto Health Richland hospital for injuries he received while resisting arrest, police said. He was cleared by medical personnel, and at about 6:30 a.m. was being taken to a patrol car when he fled as the doors of the hospital opened, police said. Police told residents he was considered dangerous.