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BCSO: Suspect Sought in Early Morning Pursuit

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BEAUFORT COUNTY, S.C. -

According to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office, a suspect is still on the loose following an early morning run-in with police.

Sgt. Robin McIntosh says it all began at approximately 3 am, a deputy was traveling east over the Hilton Head Bridges when a white 2011 Dodge Ram Truck came around him in excess of 100 miles per hour. Police say the deputy followed the vehicle and they both came to a stop at the Squire Pope Road light. While sitting at the light, the deputy observed what appeared to be possibly fresh damage to the front of the truck as if it were recently involved in a traffic collision.

Authorities say the truck took off again once the light turned green and when they got onto the Cross Island, the deputy activated his emergency equipment and attempted a traffic stop. Police say that's when the vehicle refused to stop and a vehicle pursuit ensued. According to reports, the suspect vehicle made a U-turn at Bay Pines Road and the pursuit continued back up the Cross Island, over the Hilton Head Bridges and ended at the intersection of Highway 278 and Buckingham Plantation Drive where the vehicle attempted a left turn and struck a tree on the side of the road.

Deputies say an unknown black male, who was the only occupant of the vehicle, bailed out of the passenger side of the vehicle and a short foot chase ensued. The deputy lost sight of the suspect, a perimeter was established and the BCSO Tracking Team was requested and responded. A track was conducted which met with negative results. SCHP responded assumed the investigation. Shortly after the vehicle was towed, it was reported stolen out of Hardeeville by the registered owner.

No suspect has been identified at this time.

 

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