Report: Armed robber led cops on chase through Hanahan

Joseph Mack (Source: BCDC)
Joseph Mack (Source: BCDC)

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) - A Hollywood man is facing several charges after leading Hanahan police on a high-speed chase on Sunday after holding three people at gunpoint, authorities say.

According to a Hanahan Police Department incident report, officers responded to a home on Trident Street around 7 p.m. after receiving reports of an armed robbery in progress.

As they neared the home, radio dispatchers told them the suspect armed with a pistol was seen leaving in a green GMC Sierra. Police then saw the suspect's vehicle as they were approaching Trident Street at North Rhett Extension and tried to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect fled.

According to the report, the pursuit continued south on North Rhett Extension and then proceeded to make a right-hand turn onto Remount Road before continuing onto Chatham Avenue, through an apartment complex.

The suspect, 45-year-old Joseph Mack Jr., then turned onto Murray Drive before colliding with a parked camper.

Police said Mack tumbled out of the Sierra and tried to run off, but he was apprehended.

The report states officers found a gun and several stolen items in the area of the apartment complex. Police also found a half-empty 24-ounce Icehouse beer on the side of Remount Road.

Police said they saw Mack throw the can out of the window during the pursuit.

Mack is charged with three counts of armed robbery, possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, failure to stop for blue lights, and open container.

He is being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center.

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