Wanted man leads deputies on a short chase near Sharpe’s Hill
Sharpe’s Hill, SC – A man that was wanted for undisclosed crimes led Lexington County deputies on a short chase Thursday afternoon before terminating the pursuit due to safety concerns. The chase started near Sharpe’s Hill and followed Hwy. 6 out toward the Edmund community.
According to Captain Adam Myrick of the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, deputies were attempting to serve arrest warrants on a man when he initiated a pursuit. The officers chased the fleeing man for a very short time down Edmund Hwy. toward South Congaree. Myrick said that the deputies terminated the pursuit near the Edmund Fire Station because the afternoon commute was in progress and traffic was heavy. “We only chased him for a few minutes before it was decided that we would just let him go and arrest him at another date, time, and place,” Myrick said. “This was a decision that was in the best interest of the safety of the citizens of the county.”
Deputies know the man, his habits, and associates and are working to locate him again. Once they do, they will serve the warrants and take that individual into custody. Once the man is arrested on the original warrants, he may also face charges related to his failure to stop for the deputies Thursday afternoon.
Several local law enforcement agencies like the South Congaree Police Department were responding to assist the county when the chase was called off. Those officers were released to return to routine patrol and duties in their respective areas.