Man charged after stolen car chase in downtown Charleston, deputies say

Man charged after stolen car chase in downtown Charleston, deputies say
Jonathan Howard, 24, has been charged with failure to stop for blue lights

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A man is facing charges after a police chase Monday morning in downtown Charleston.

Jonathan Howard, 24, has been charged with failure to stop for blue lights, possession of a stolen car and possession of a cocaine base.

Deputies tried to stop his black Audi SUV on I-26 east near Remount Road Monday morning around 4 a.m. for traffic violations, according to Charleston County sheriff’s office spokesman Roger Antonio.

Howard then got off I-26 onto Morrison Drive where he eventually hit a tree and ran on foot. He was then captured after a short chase and deputies determined the SUV was recently stolen, Antonio said.

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