Sheriff: Suspect apprehended after fleeing from deputies during traffic stop in Awendaw

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CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) – Deputies attempted a traffic stop on Highway-17N in the Awendaw area.

Public Information Officer Roger Antonio stated that Desmond Rashad Whiteside fled in the vehicle towards Seewee Road. The deputy pursued Whiteside until he bailed out in the area of Simmons Hill Road in Awendaw.

Officials added that deputies and the Sheriff’s Office helicopter established a perimeter in the area.

Desmond Rashad Whiteside surrendered, and was taken into custody, Antonio added.

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