Horry County police take suspect into custody after search in Socastee following chase, crash

Horry County police search for driver after chase, crash in Socastee area

HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – The Horry County Police Department have taken a suspect into custody after a chase and crash in the Socastee area.

Police said around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, a person drove away from officers in a stolen vehicle. A spokesperson for the police department confirmed that the stolen vehicle was also hauling a forklift during the chase.

The suspect ended up crashing the vehicle into a power pole along Socastee Boulevard near Creon Street and took out some utility lines, according to authorities.

Police said the driver ran off following the crash. Horry County police brought in their bloodhound unit to help in the search for the driver.

About four hours later, officers found the suspect and took that person into custody. The name of the suspect and the charges have not been released.

Socastee Boulevard near Creon Street remains closed while Horry Electric works to restore power to the area. The Horry County Sheriff’s Office is on the scene to help direct traffic while crews make repairs.

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