BEAUFORT, S.C. (WCSC) - A Friday night traffic stop in Beaufort ended with two suspects in the hospital.
According to a report, Anthony Ancrum, 33, and Johnnie Williams, 40, were admitted to Beaufort ER last night after deputies fired their weapons at the two suspects who attempted to run the deputies over. The incident occurred when deputies tried to stop a vehicle on Salem Road in the Canal Apartment Complex around 9:15 p.m. Friday night.
Deputies say the white 1991 Cadillac Deville the suspects were driving had a stolen license plate tag from Georgia.
When the three deputies got out of their vehicle, they say Williams, who was driving, turned the car around, sped up and tried to run them over. That is when two of the deputies shot at the stolen car, wounding Williams and Ancrum. The car then crashed into a nearby tree, deputies say.
A report shows that both suspects were taken to Beaufort ER to be treated for gunshot wounds sustained while trying to run the deputies over. Williams was later transported to MUSC and is in serious, but stable condition. There was also a 6-year-old child in the car who was unharmed and turned over to his aunt, say deputies.
The incident report say that Williams is being charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Child Endangerment, and three counts of Attempted Murder. No charges are expect for Ancrum at this time because deputies believe he was just getting a ride from Williams.
Officials say the deputies involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the outcome of an internal review. No deputies were injured.