Police searching for suspect after pursuit, two collisions in Summerville

Police searching for suspect after pursuit, two collisions in Summerville

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - Officers are looking for a man they say crashed into two cars during a police chase before wrecking in a wooded area and fleeing the scene on foot.

A news release from the Summerville Police Department says warrants are being prepared for 23-year-old Molefi Johnson of Lincolnville, who is wanted for attempted murder after an incident involving a police officer in 2015.

The warrants include attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens and child endangerment.

Officers say they responded to the Hamilton Motel on South Main Street Thursday around 8:30 p.m. in reference to a man possibly being armed.

When officers tried to make contact with a vehicle matching a description they were given, the vehicle struck one of the patrol vehicles and left the scene.

Officials say Johnson then struck another car near the intersection of East Richardson Avenue and Challedon Drive. The suspect then wrecked a wooded area nearby.

According to the news release, he fled the scene on foot, leaving a child and two adults in the vehicle. They later fled the scene as well.

The occupants of the second vehicle involved in a crash during the pursuit were treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Summerville Police tweeted that the crash closed East Richardson Avenue off of Berlin G. Myers Parkway around 10:45 p.m. The road was reopened an hour later.

Residents say several police officers were on scene investigating the incident.

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