Sheriff's office requesting SLED to review pursuit, actions of deputy

Suspects leads authorities on chase through Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon has requested the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to review a pursuit, and the actions of a deputy in a car chase that happened on May 29 to determine if an investigation is warranted.

The incident resulted in the arrest of 52-year-old Peter Jenkins following a chase, which involved multiple agencies, that began in North Charleston around 1:30 p.m. and ended in West Ashley.

The sheriff's office released a statement Thursday afternoon requesting SLED to review the pursuit and the actions of Deputy Cory Shelton. The release also stated that the sheriff's office is also conducting a review and the use of force in the incident.

North Charleston police say they were forced to use a taser on Jenkins who led officers in the chase after he resisted arrest when his car came to a stop. Police say Jenkins was tased because he would not comply with being handcuffed, as he refused to give officers his right arm.

The report states the chase began after Jenkins failed to use a turning signal and then would not pull over. North Charleston police chased Jenkins until he went out of their jurisdiction, but resumed the chase after he was spotted by an officer on I-26 westbound.

Witnesses say nearly two dozen law enforcement vehicles could be seen chasing after Jenkins, who was in a white Kia Amanti.

Charleston police say Jenkins used the same car to run over a woman on Monday.

According to an incident report, Jenkins ran over a victim after an argument in front of Ashley Grove Apartments around 8:19 p.m. on Monday.

Police say Jenkins began to argue with the victim after she got out of his car at the intersection of Ashley Hall Rd. and N. Woodmere Dr.

Witnesses at the scene say Jenkins started to drive away when he turned around and drove onto a sidewalk to run in to the victim, causing her to flip over the car. He then drove away.

Police say the victim was taken to MUSC with injuries to her forehead.

Spencer Pryor with the North Charleston Police Department says officers were alerted Tuesday the driver of the vehicle was possibly an attempted murder suspect.

It was then discovered that Jenkins was not the attempted murder suspect he was originally thought to be, but was instead involved in Monday's hit-and-run.

Jenkins was arrested and charged with driving under suspension II and failure to stop for blue lights.

Authorities tell us Charleston police, Charleston County deputies, and Charleston police were involved in the chase.

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