Man runs from police, swerves in and out of traffic

Man runs from police, swerves in and out of traffic

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A police chase through Conway ended with one man in handcuffs on the side of the road around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday near Mill Pond Road.

A WMBF News reporter at the scene said she saw police and troopers pursuing a red car swerving in and out of traffic.

A man inside the car was eventually taken into custody. Numerous Horry County police officers and troopers responded to the scene, they appeared to be searching the car the suspect was riding in.

Sonny Collins with the South Carolina Highway Patrol said the vehicle was a 2015 Hyundai from Marion Co., and the traffic violation was failure to dim headlights.

Collins also said he thinks the suspect gave the trooper the wrong name, and then took off toward Horry County.

They were able to execute the stop in front of Conway High School; the suspect then fled on foot. Troopers were able to chase him and take him into custody, according to Collins.

The suspect was identified by SCHP as Richaudi Antonio Bryant. According to jail booking records, Bryant is a 33-year-old man from Charlotte, and was charged with second-degree burglary.

A report from the Horry County Police Department stays police responded to Sunoco's Jay's Food Mart for an alarm call and while the responding officer was still on scene, dispatch informed the officer about the chase.

The report states the description from the convenience store's surveillance video matched the description of the suspect in the police chase. Police say the missing items from the store were found in the suspects car at the end of the chase.

Those who often pass by the store had trouble believing their neighborhood convenience store could be a target.

"It's just shocking because it's a gas station right down the road.  People that grew up, come out here and play basketball,  you know some people just don't have respect for other people," Prince Anthony said.

"I guess it just shows how petty people are. They could be doing something better with they self. They could be doing something more convenient with their time than breaking into stores." Jerome Gee added.

Some also questioned why the suspect wouldn't surrender to police sooner.

"There's so many cop cars, you aren't going to get away so, I don't see why not just give up, but people don't give up," Anthony said.

Workers at the food mart say the front glass door was smashed, and had to be replaced but they still feel safe and are thankful the store was closed. They also say they weren't the only local store hit.

Cpl. Sonny Collins says Bryant will be charged in Horry County before he is brought back to Marion County to face charges from South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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