HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – One person has now been formally charged following a vehicle chase Wednesday afternoon that ended near Carolina Forest High School.
According to information from Horry County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Brooke Holden, Demetrius Quantrell Bellamy, of Conway, faces counts of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving.
Officials with the HCSO previously said the chase started at Singleton Ridge Road around 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, as two deputies responded to a narcotics complaint.
When they tried to pull the vehicle over, officials said the suspects tried to drive off. The vehicle chase ended on Carolina Forest Boulevard, near the high school, when three suspects took off on foot.
According to HCSO officials, the driver and a passenger was take into custody. The passenger was immediately detained and released without charges. A third person was able to get away.
HCSO said that Carolina Forest High School was put on lockdown for about 30-minutes.
School district spokesperson Lisa Bourcier said the incident happened after most students were dismissed from school.
Efforts continue to identify and locate the third suspect who ran away. The report says that the person did run through Carolina Forest High School campus.