Former police officer incarcerated after leading police on high speed chase

Hank Smith, 40, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)
Hank Smith, 40, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. (Source: J. Reuben Long Detention Center)

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The former police officer from Supply, NC who police say led deputies on a high-speed chase Tuesday has been incarcerated, according to the Horry County Sheriff's Office.

Hank Smith, 40, was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Smith fired shots at officers several times during the two-hour chase. The chase ended in South Carolina when Smith's car hit a trooper's cruiser on Highway 31 in Horry County. Police said Smith was taken to the hospital after the crash.

Smith was charged with failure to stop for a blue light and attempted murder. Smith was denied bond.

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office has issued warrants for the arrest of Smith. Warrants show he is charged with: seven counts of attempted murder, assault by pointing a gun, communicating threats, assault on a female, seven counts of assaulting a law enforcement officer with a deadly weapon, fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle and assault with a firearm.​

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