Man charged with drug violations after trying to steal truck, leading N. Charleston PD on foot chase

Man charged with drug violations after trying to steal truck, leading N. Charleston PD on foot chase

NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - A man who tried to steal a truck from a dealership has been charged with drug violations after he led North Charleston police on a foot chase early Tuesday morning.

Robert James Solomon, 38, has been charged with four counts of malicious injury to property, trespassing, use of a vehicle without permission, possession of burglary tools and possession of crack cocaine.

Officers responded to Azalea Motors in the 5000 block of Rivers Avenue at 1:24 a.m Tuesday. They saw Solomon begin to flee from a 1989 white F350 truck when they came on-scene. Solomon was apprehended after a brief foot pursuit when a fence collapsed while he was trying to jump over it according to the incident report.

A search of Solomon found 13 Xanax pills, 5.69 grams of cocaine base, and $3,150, the report stated. When Solomon tried to leave the dealership with the truck, he hit two other cars before the truck stalled out.

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