HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The Horry County Police Department was involved in a chase in the Carolina Forest area Monday afternoon. An official with the department confirms one person is in custody.
HCPD spokesperson Krystal Dotson confirmed that officers were involved in a chase in the Carolina Forest area. She said one person is in custody.
Dotson also said a woman involved in the chase jumped out of a truck during the chase and was taken to the hospital.
A man who runs a business out of Sumter told WMBF News the chase started because someone stole some of his lawn equipment out of his truck.
Jay Bradley owns GroundTek Lawn Care, and his crew cuts lawns in Myrtle Beach once a week. He says he noticed a man taking two of his weed eaters out of his trailer. That's when he says he started chasing the thief in the car.
Bradley says the chase started with just him and the thief, but police got involved later on.
The chase ended when the thief crashed into a tree near Kroger on Carolina Forest Boulevard.
Bradley got his weed eaters back. He says he'll be sure to keep an eye on his gear going forward.
"You've got to watch your stuff," Bradley said. "You don't ever know what's going to happen. People will steal anything."