Florence man arrested following high-speed chase

Florence man arrested following high-speed chase
David R. Martin, Jr. has been charged with seven crimes, according to Florence police.
David R. Martin, Jr. has been charged with seven crimes, according to Florence police.

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - A Florence man has been arrested with seven charges after crashing a car following a high speed chase.

David R. Martin, Jr., 28, has been charged with two counts of trespassing, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, looking for loitering for the purpose of drug activity, failing to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest and possession of controlled substances.

Martin was spotted during a drug deal Thursday, according to Major Raines, with the Florence Police Department.

At around 2:30 p.m., police tried to stop Martin; Martin led officers on a high-speed chase down Harrell Street onto Waverly Avenue, according to police.

Police did not pursue the chase.

Later, police said the SUV Martin was driving was found crashed on Palmetto Street.

Major Raines said the driver flipped the vehicle and ran from the scene. Police said drugs were found inside the SUV.

About two hours later, police were called to investigate a situation. The caller told police someone was seen going into a shed.

Police said they cornered the area.

Martin ran on foot, according to police.

Later, officers arrested Martin. He was found hiding on the porch of a home, police said.

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