FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Deputies in Florence County have apprehended a suspect accused of leading authorities on a 22 minute-long chase.
Deputies were patrolling the W. Lucas Street area when they noticed a suspicious vehicle which had license plates that did not match the vehicle, Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said in an update online Sunday.
When a deputy tried to make a traffic stop, the suspect allegedly failed to stop and led deputies on a 22 minute chase into Darlington County and then back into Florence County.
The sheriff’s office says the suspect tried to hit two deputies head on in the Southborough/Pineneedles area. Deputies were eventually able to execute a PIT maneuver at the intersection of Parker Drive and S. Cashua Drive, where the suspect was apprehended, the FCSO says.
Deputies say they found a loaded AR-15 and a large amount of drugs.
More information is expected to be released at a later time.