Escape attempt thwarted by Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland

Escape attempt thwarted by Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland
Carl Hopkins. Source: CCSO
Carl Hopkins. Source: CCSO
Sheriff Andy Strickland. Source: CCSO
Sheriff Andy Strickland. Source: CCSO
Source: CCSO
Source: CCSO
Source: CCSO
Source: CCSO

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 29-year-old man's attempt to escape deputies was thwarted by Colleton County Sheriff Andy Strickland on Friday.

The incident started when a deputy attempted to pull over a car driven by Carl Hopkins of Walterboro who officials say refused to stop.

"A brief chase ensued until the suspect lost control of his car and collided into a wooded area on Francis St in Walterboro SC," CCSO officials said."The suspect fled the scene on foot."

Sheriff Strickland, along with deputies, responded to area to set up a perimeter.

"Sheriff Strickland spotted the suspect running on Robertson Blvd at Poplar St," authorities say."The suspect made an attempt to escape but Sheriff Strickland was able to subdue him and take him into custody."

Hopkins was transported to the Colleton County Detention Center.

He is being charged with failure to stop for blue light, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute within the proximity of a school, driving under suspension, and improper vehicle license.

He is awaiting a bond hearing.

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