Bond set at $12k for man accused of leading deputies on chase

Driver arrested after leading police on chase in N. Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Bond was set at $12,550 for a 22-year-old man accused of leading deputies on a chase in North Charleston Wednesday afternoon.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office charged Jarrod Javon Akeem Simmons of James Island with failure to stop for blue lights, reckless driving and driving under suspension third offense.

He was locked up at the Al Cannon Detention Center.

Around 3:20 p.m., authorities say a deputy saw a burgundy Honda driving in a reckless manner on Highway 78.

According to an incident report, when the deputy attempted a traffic stop, the driver fled traveling down Highway 78 towards Otranto Road, then through a Super Kmart parking lot on Highway 52 then back onto Highway 78.

The sheriff's office says the driver then bailed from the vehicle in the area of Buck Run Court in the Salamander Creek subdivision.

Authorities say the driver was subsequently located in the area by K-9 officers.

An incident report states that Simmons told deputies that he thought he was wanted because his driver's license was suspended.

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