Sumter man facing sexual conduct with a minor charges escapes arrest

Sheriff's office thinks he could be in Sumter or Columbia area


A Sumter man facing charges of sexual conduct with a minor is wanted after he escaped an attempt to arrest him following a Family Court hearing last week.

John Paul Rogers, 38, who sometimes goes by his nickname, “Chaggo,” is wanted on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor and resisting arrest, according to Ken Bell, public information officer for the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

His last known address is on Shirley P Drive in Sumter off Starks Ferry Road.

He is described as having black hair and brown eyes, standing at 5 feet and 10 inches and weighing 140 pounds.

Bell said Rogers could be in the Sumter or Columbia area.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call (803) 436-2000 or CrimsStoppers at (803) 436-2718 or toll-free at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Callers can remain anonymous and could receive a cash reward.