Lake City man facing drugs, weapons, resisting arrest charges following traffic stop

Lake City man facing drugs, weapons, resisting arrest charges following traffic stop
Bobby Donielle McElveen (Source: Florence County Detention Center)

FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – A traffic stop in Florence County led to a man allegedly leading police on a short chase before being charged with drugs, weapons, and resisting arrest counts.

According to information from the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, 35-year-old Bobby Donielle McElveen, of Lake City, was charged Jan. 25 with trafficking in methamphetamine, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and assault on a police officer while resisting arrest.

Online records from the Florence County Detention Center state McElveen remains in jail Wednesday morning under a $15,000 bond.

Authorities said they made a traffic stop in the Lake City area on Monday for a moving violation near the intersection of Ron McNair Boulevard and Moore Street.

According to the FCSO, the driver, McElveen, was in possession of a quantity of methamphetamine, a handgun and ammunition. As he was being detained, the suspect allegedly resisted arrest and ran from deputies.

During the short chase before McElveen’s arrest, a deputy sustained bruises on and scrapes on his knees and elbows, authorities said.

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