GEORGETOWN, SC (WCSC) - Two North Carolinians were arrested after authorities say they led Georgetown County sheriff's deputies on a high-speed car chase Sunday.
According to deputies, a call came in around 11 a.m. Sunday from a Kangaroo gas station located at Highway 17 Bypass and Pendergrass Avenue. The gas station was reporting that a green Toyota Corolla had pumped gas and driven off without paying. The clerk provided deputies the vehicle tag number.
Responding deputies were advised by central dispatch that the car was stolen from North Carolina. Deputies located the vehicle near the Waccamaw Bridges heading into Georgetown city limits and attempted to conduct a traffic stop.
Investigators say the car failed to stop and led deputies on a 20-minute pursuit at speeds over 100 mph through Georgetown to the Andrews area of Georgetown County and back into Georgetown. As the car entered back into the City of Georgetown, Georgetown City Police deployed spike strips, which disabled the vehicle near Reservoir Street.
Deputies arrested 26-year-old Lynwood Simmons who was driving, 24-year-old Megan Fuller. Simmons, of Eastwel, NC was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to pay for gasoline and speeding. Authorities clocked the car at 110 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Fuller, of Fayetteville, NC, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Simmons and Fuller are being held at the Georgetown County Detention Center.