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Suspect in deputy-involved shooting and U-Haul chase has a bond hearing

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Scene at the Pole Yard boat landing Scene at the Pole Yard boat landing

Wednesday a bond hearing was held for Ricky Jennings, the driver of a U-Haul truck on Highway 17 June 2.  Jennings was given a $150,000 bond for the charges Reckless Driving, Failure to stop for Blue Lights, Resisting Arrest and Assault.

Jennings remains hospitalized at MUSC for a gunshot wounds to the arm and back.

The dash camera video shows the dramatic scene that unfolded in the deputy-involved shooting June 2.

The incident began after a 911 phone call came in that reported a U-Haul truck that was driving recklessly. As a Charleston County Sheriffs Deputy was driving southbound on Highway 17, she turned around to speed up to the U-Haul. 

As the deputy, identified as Kim Poirer, turned on her lights and siren, the driver continued to ignore her.

The chase continued into Georgetown County and ended at the Pole Yard boat landing, just south of Georgetown. The driver continued to ignore the demands of the Poirer. 

In the video she can be heard screaming, "Get down! Get down! Let me see your hands! Get down!"

According to officials, a deputy tased the driver after the he failed to listen to the deputy. As the struggle continued, the driver attempted to grab that deputy's gun. The deputy was able to stop the driver from getting the gun, but the driver was then able to run from officials.

As he was running, deputies say the driver reached into his pocket. That is when the incident ended.

"Suspect has been shot," Poirer said. "The suspect has been shot! I need EMS now! Dispatch, I have the subject. Two gunshot wounds. One in the arm. One in the back."

Detectives identified the driver of the U-Haul truck as Ricky Jennings who is in stable condition at a Myrtle Beach Hospital.  Jennings was later transferred to MUSC in Charleston.

Jennings is charged with First Degree Assault, Driving Under the Influence, Resisting Arrest and Failure to stop for blue lights.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is now investigating the incident. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard protocol for shootings involving deputies.

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