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Sheriff identifies man who allegedly stole car, led deputies on chase

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Pele White (Source: CCDC) Pele White (Source: CCDC)
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has identified the man who led deputies on a stolen car chase in North Charleston on Wednesday.

Major Jim Brady said 30-year-old Pele White was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, malicious damage to property, and first-offense driving under suspension.

Around 2:30 p.m., authorities were conducting an investigation of the theft of a car and a credit card. Investigators say they were able to locate the stolen vehicle, a Toyota Tundra, which pulled into a parking lot at the Kangaroo Express on 5255 Rivers Avenue.

Deputies say White saw the police and drove off down Rivers Avenue into the Russelldale area.

According to the sheriff's office, White got out of the pickup on Rockingham Street and ran off.

The abandoned vehicle then rolled to a stop after hitting a curb and a chain link fence.

Investigators then chased White down and arrested him on Twitty Street. 

At the time of his arrest, White told deputies he traded crack cocaine for the Tundra, but would not say where it came from.  He also admitted to attempting to use the credit cards and debit cards he found inside the vehicle, according to a report.

White was granted a $15,000 bond during a court hearing Thursday.

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