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Law enforcement officer searching for couple after altercation and car fire in South Congaree

South Congaree, SC (Paul Kirby) Law enforcement officers are searching for a couple after they got into an altercation with another man and woman who had come to a mobile home in South Congaree in an attempt to retrieve some of their belongings. By the time one of the couples had fled the scene, a short car chase between two of the females had occurred, a car was on fire, and a gun had been brandished according to South Congaree Police Chief Josh Shumpert.

Shumpert said that a man and a woman who are dating had returned to a mobile home on Genesis Circle off Church Street in an attempt to retrieve some of their belongings. They had been sharing the home with another couple, but had moved out of the home recently. When they attempted to reclaim their things, an altercation broke out between them and the couple that still were staying in the home. At some point, one of the women got in her car in an attempt to leave and the other young lady got into another car and began chasing her around the circle in the mobile home park. She used her vehicle to wreck the fleeing woman’s car, pushing it into a utility pole where it caught fire and burned. While the women were in this chase, one of the men produced a gun and threatened the other with it. The couple who apparently were the aggressors, then got into the remaining vehicle and fled the scene together. The fire department responded, found the crashed car fully involved in fire, and put it fire out only after police officers and deputies had secured the scene.

According to Chief Shumpert, this was not a random act and there is no longer any danger to the residents of the mobile home park. They are familiar with the pair that fled, and a be-on-the-lookout has been issued for them and the car they are driving. Apparently, the vehicle they are in has damage as a result of the crash.

Law enforcement officers across the Midlands are currently looking for the pair. Shumpert said he doesn’t want to identify the couple at this point because they do know who they are and officers believe they have left the area. Shumpert said that no one was seriously injured in the incident.

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