Suspect in custody after a chase damages 3 Florence County Sheriff’s Office vehicles, officials say

Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 1:54 PM EDT
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FLORENCE COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) – Florence County deputies were led on a chase on Tuesday afternoon after trying to serve a warrant.

Maj. Mike Nunn said members of the sheriff’s office warrants unit tried to serve a warrant on a wanted person along Gilbert Drive when the suspect drove off and the chase began. He added that the FCSO street crime unit was also involved in the chase.

The suspect fled in a tan Yukon after hitting a deputy’s vehicle, according to the sheriff’s office.

The pursuit ended on Church and Barringer streets when a deputy initiated a Pursuit Intervention Technique (PIT) causing the suspect’s vehicle to overturn.

The suspect was taken to the hospital for examination and later released into FCSO custody.

Three FCSO vehicles were damaged during the chase, according to Nunn. He added that no deputies were hurt.

Nunn said following the chase, the suspect’s vehicle was discovered to be reported stolen earlier.

FSCO has not yet released the identity of the suspect and formal charges are forthcoming against the suspect.

WMBF News will bring you new developments as they come into our newsroom.

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