Deputy injured in pursuit of burglary suspects - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Deputy injured in pursuit of burglary suspects

Gregory Timmons (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office) Gregory Timmons (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)
Thomas Blake (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office) Thomas Blake (Source: Florence County Sheriff's Office)

FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – Two of three burglary suspects are now facing charges after deputies caught them in the act and chased them until they were taken into custody.

The three male suspects were discovered by a Florence County Sheriff's Office deputy in a home at the intersection of Alligator Road and Twin Church Road around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.

According to sheriff's office spokesman Michael Nunn, the burglary reported was still in progress and at least one of the men had a handgun. The three men fled the scene in a 2008 Hyundai Sonata with Texas tags and were pursued by deputies in a chase that proceeded onto Woods Lane.

The men then got out the car and ran as they were being chased by deputies and a canine unit.

Officers caught up with 28-year-old Gregory Timmons and 25-year-old Thomas Blake, both of Andrews, in the area of Penile Road and determined their getaway car was stolen.

Timmons has been charged with burglary and resisting arrest/assault on a law enforcement officer. Blake has been charged with failure to stop for a blue light, resisting arrest/assault on a law enforcement officer, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a stolen vehicle receiving stolen goods.

The initial deputy on scene was injured while apprehending one of the suspects and is receiving treatment at a local hospital. The deputy's injuries are not life threatening and a full recovery is expected, Captain Nunn adds.

The third suspect, 24-year-old James Scott of Andrews, remains at large. Scott is described as a black male and was wearing dark clothing at the time of the crime.

Any with information on Scott's whereabouts should be reported to Investigators with Florence County Sheriff's Office at 843-665-2121, ext. 438 or Crime Stoppers of the Pee Dee at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are likely.

Copyright 2012 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Victim identified in single-vehicle Pawleys Island accident

    Victim identified in single-vehicle Pawleys Island accident

    Sunday, February 18 2018 5:09 PM EST2018-02-18 22:09:16 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    One person was killed after a single-vehicle accident in Pawleys Island Saturday night , according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 7:00 Saturday night on Martin Luther King Road. 

    More >>

    One person was killed after a single-vehicle accident in Pawleys Island Saturday night , according to South Carolina Highway Patrol. The accident happened around 7:00 Saturday night on Martin Luther King Road. 

    More >>
  • BCSO searching for suspect who robbed gas station

    BCSO searching for suspect who robbed gas station

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:46 PM EST2018-02-18 02:46:19 GMT
    (Source: BCSO)(Source: BCSO)
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify a suspect who robbed a BP gas station Saturday night, according to a release. The suspect robbed the gas station at 5053 Southport-Supply Road in Southport around 8:30 Saturday night. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0” tall, wearing a short sleeve, dark blue t-shirt, tan pants, and a camouflage beanie. He also has a beard or facial hair.  No ...More >>
    BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WMBF) – Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking to identify a suspect who robbed a BP gas station Saturday night, according to a release. The suspect robbed the gas station at 5053 Southport-Supply Road in Southport around 8:30 Saturday night. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6’0” tall, wearing a short sleeve, dark blue t-shirt, tan pants, and a camouflage beanie. He also has a beard or facial hair.  No ...More >>
  • CCU holds vigil to honor Florida shooting victims

    CCU holds vigil to honor Florida shooting victims

    Saturday, February 17 2018 9:39 PM EST2018-02-18 02:39:52 GMT
    CCU student light candles and pray (Source WMBF News)CCU student light candles and pray (Source WMBF News)

    Educators of the future are taking a stand, following a vigil held on the camps of Coastal Carolina University honoring the 17 lives lost in a Florida shooting. CCU students Tyler Bealmear and Kaycelyn Laymon have a love and passion for children and education, their hearts broken by the tragedy, but each refusing to let situations like these continue. 

    More >>

    Educators of the future are taking a stand, following a vigil held on the camps of Coastal Carolina University honoring the 17 lives lost in a Florida shooting. CCU students Tyler Bealmear and Kaycelyn Laymon have a love and passion for children and education, their hearts broken by the tragedy, but each refusing to let situations like these continue. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly