Investigators capture suspect in chase from Hanahan to Charleston

New suspect identified in Hanahan high speed chase
Barry Jerod Stanley and Evette Monique Nelson
Barry Jerod Stanley and Evette Monique Nelson

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Hanahan police say the man who led them on a chase down Interstate 26 and into downtown Charleston last week was captured Monday night.

Lieutenant Michael Fowler with the Hanahan Police Department said the Charleston County Sheriff's Office Metro Team captured 29-year-old Barry Jerod Stanley on Wadmalaw Island around 7 p.m.

Stanley is accused of leading police on a chase on Mar. 11 following a domestic violence incident with 27-year-old Evette Monique Nelson, who is also facing charges after police say she lied to them to try to cover for Stanley.

According to Fowler, Nelson first told investigators Stanley was the man who attacked her at her Hanahan home before leading officers on a chase into downtown Charleston on Monday. But the next day, Nelson came to the police department and told investigators it was actually 40-year-old Deangelo Lamont Watson.

Fowler said Watson immediately turned himself in at the Charleston Police Department when he heard he was wanted for the incident, but he professed his innocence and evidence corroborated his claims.

Investigators determined Watson had no involvement in the incident whatsoever.

Nelson was charged with obstruction of justice, and when investigators searched her home on Old Point Road, they found cocaine base in her microwave, police said. Because Nelson has two young children, she was also charged with two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.

Stanley had been on the loose after eluding officers during a foot chase which followed the end of the vehicle chase at Maple Street and Enston Avenue, part of the North Central neighborhood.

Police say Stanley was seen throwing a plastic bag containing almost 40 grams of cocaine base during the chase. He also attempted to run head-on into a Hanahan patrol car and struck a civilian's vehicle at Rivers and Aviation avenues, according to authorities.

Stanley was granted a $72,130 bond on the following charges: trafficking cocaine base, failure to stop when signaled by a law enforcement vehicle, criminal domestic violence, aggravated assault, and two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.

He is being held in the Berkeley County Detention Center, as is Nelson, who is being held under a $120,000 bond.

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