NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A man with a felony warrant for his arrest, led law enforcement agencies on a high-speed chase Wednesday morning. The suspect was arrested after the chase went through West Ashley and into North Charleston at speeds of 80 mph.
According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, the U.S Marshals Fugitive Task Force received information from a confidential informant that a fugitive, 23-year-old Ovaries R. Butler, was in the area of the Econo Lodge Motel on Savannah Highway. The informant said Butler was driving a maroon 2005 Chevy Impala.
When US Marshals drove to the Econo Lodge, Butler immediately noticed their black Chevy Tahoe and fled out of the parking lot in his Impala, a police report stated. Butler then headed toward Savannah Highway at a high rate of speed.
The sheriff's office says pursuing deputies activated blue lights and sirens and attempted to pull over Butler, but he continued driving. Butler turned from Savage Road onto Orleans Road towards the Citadel Mall when Charleston County deputies took control of the pursuit.
Deputies say the suspect continued to try and evade law enforcement despite the fact that blue lights and sirens were clearly activated on all county vehicles in pursuit. Butler continued to drive at a high rate of speed and crossed over into North Charleston, turning onto Azalea Road and then onto King Street Extension.
Headed for downtown Charleston, deputies say Butler stopped in front of 1178 King St. At this point Butler was ordered out of the car, handcuffed and arrested.
Butler was wanted by Charleston police for strong armed robbery. According to police, Butler has an extensive violent criminal history. He is also being charged with failure to stop for blue light.
According to the sheriff's office, no vehicles involved in the chase collided with any vehicles or property.