Cayce police officers make arrest after man leads them on a pursuit right to his home
Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) – Officers from the Cayce Department of Public Safety were involved in a pursuit early Monday morning that ended with the fleeing driver taking them home with him as he fled. The pursuit that began in Cayce, ended on Morningside Drive in the St. Andrews area of Richland County at or very close to the man’s driveway! This is in an area off Fernandina Road between St. Andrews and Piney Grove Roads. This all began at approximately 2:00 a.m. and ended about 30 minutes later with the man in custody.
What exactly the driver did to cause the Cayce officer to originally initiate the stop hasn’t been released at this point. However, when the officer tried to pull him over, instead of stopping as he should have, he failed to yield for the cruiser’s lights and siren and initiated the pursuit. Eventually, other Cayce officers joined in as the man got onto I-26 headed west toward Irmo and Chapin. The fleeing driver exited onto St. Andrews Road and crossed over to Fernandina. He eventually drove home with the officers right behind him. He then jumped from the car and made a poor attempt to flee on foot. He was quickly taken into custody. When the driver exited his vehicle, he didn’t bother to apply the brake. As the officer was dealing with the man, the suspect’s vehicle rolled back into the Cayce cruiser causing some damage to it.
Cayce officers notified the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and called an ambulance when the man said he was having some difficulty catching his breath. They also had to call for a SC State Trooper because the city’s patrol car was damaged.
The list of charges the man faces hasn’t fully been compiled at this point. Certainly, Failure to stop for Blue Lights will be one of many. After the man was treated for his breathing difficulties, he was booked into the detention center. He will soon face a judge to explain his actions and have a bond set.