Special to the Journal
On June 21, BCSD units responded to a call for service pertaining to drug activity, and a description was given of the vehicle involved. Upon arrival the vehicle is observed in the area and contact was made with the occupants of the vehicle. As one of the deputies was interviewing one of the occupants outside of the described vehicle, the other occupant fled the scene in the vehicle.
Another deputy was in the area an attempted to stop the vehicle, but driver refused to stop. The pursuit began at approximately 1008 hours and ended at approximately 1015 hours. During the pursuit the suspect vehicle began going off road attempting to escape the pursuing deputy.
As suspect was driving at an unsafe rate of speed in an open field (190 Service Road/ Fort Road) he lost control of his vehicle striking a telephone post east of the roadway. The suspect then exited the vehicle from the passenger door and ran east through the field. Approximately 200 yards away from the vehicle, responding deputies took suspect in custody without further incident.
Due to the suspect complaining of a previous back injury and pain, the suspect was transported to Scott & White Hospital for medical evaluation.