Suspect escapes police twice before getting caught

By Anthony Miller  bio | email | Twitter

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Harold Junes III took a winding road to the back of an ambulance.

It's a wonder no one else joined him after Charleston County Sheriff's deputies say he led them and other officers on a wild chase.

It got its start simple enough.

"The sheriff's office attempted a traffic stop with him on Dorchester Road and he refused to stop," said Major John Clark of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

He led them to Azalea Drive where he wrecked his pick-up truck.  He got out and ran towards the Ashley Shores apartments where he clearly wasn't done.

"He ran through the apartment and stole another vehicle," said Clark.

"There he attempted to run over one of our deputies, two shots were fired by one of our deputies," said Clark.

Junes wasn't shot and he wasn't done running.

Deputies say he eventually wrecked the stolen car on Woodlawn, got out and ran again.

"North Charleston police officers found him in the Acabee area, in the Acabee area there was a brief struggle in that area," said Clark.

He apparently got away again and was eventually caught on Bailey Drive, but not before leaving a mess behind him.

Sheriff Deputies say he hit several cars on Azalea causing that road to be closed for hours.

After spending an evening running from police, Wednesday night he'll likely spend time close to them, behind bars.

"We have a felony warrant for him possessing a stolen motor vehicle so that's what he was being arrested for," said Clark.

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