A Charleston County sheriff’s deputy attempted a traffic stop on a suspect in the Town of Lincolnville but the suspect failed to stop and fled from the deputy.
Deputies pursued the suspect through neighboring jurisdictions and observed him throwing a powder-like substance out of the vehicle multiple times during the pursuit, according to Public Information Officer Roger Antonio. The Sheriff’s Office helicopter and K9 unit assisted in the pursuit.
Deputies deployed stop sticks during the chase, which successfully deflated the tires and slowed the vehicle down. Antonio added that the vehicle swerved off the roadway on North Forest Drive in North Charleston, at which time he bailed from the vehicle. A K9 apprehended the suspect as he attempted to run into the wooded area.
Deputies with the assisting other agencies searched the route for the discarded powder-like substance.
The suspect’s vehicle struck two uninvolved vehicles, causing minor damage to those vehicles. No injuries were reported from those collisions. These collisions are being investigated by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
According to the news release, the North Charleston Police Department and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office assisted with this incident.
Michael Joseph Healy was booked in the Al Cannon Detention Center pending a bond hearing.