NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - A man accused of leading Charleston County deputies on a chase Monday afternoon was out on bond for an attempted murder charge in Dorchester County.
Court records show Michael Healy, 35, was arrested on the attempted murder charge in June 2016.
According to an incident report, a woman accused Healy of being a thief. That’s when deputies say Healy pulled out a gun and pointed it at her. He then apparently got in his car an drove it into the woman, injuring her.
Court records show in June 2017 Healy paid $100, 000 cash bond to get out of jail.
According to State Law Enforcement Division records, Healy’s rap sheet goes back to 2002. It includes several arrests on drug charges and several violations of probation.
On Tuesday, a Charleston County magistrate set Healy’s bond at $77,100 on the new charges.
Healy has been charged with driving under suspension, failure to stop for blue lights, habitual traffic offender and drug dealing charges.
It all started Monday afternoon just before 5 p.m. when a CCSO deputy attempted a traffic stop in Lincolnville.
According to the sheriff’s office, Healy failed to stop and fled from the deputy.
Deputies pursued the suspect through neighboring jurisdictions and reported seeing him throw a powder-like substance out of the vehicle multiple times during the pursuit.
The sheriff’s office helicopter and K9 unit also assisted in the pursuit.
During the pursuit, investigators said the suspect’s vehicle struck two vehicles, causing minor damage to them. No injuries were reported from those collisions.
At one point, deputies deployed stop sticks during the chase, which deflated the tires and slowed the vehicle down.
Video from a viewer showed the suspect’s vehicle continuing down Ashley Phosphate Road as law enforcement pursued him.
Authorities say the vehicle swerved off the roadway on North Forest Drive in North Charleston, at which time the suspect bailed from the vehicle.
“A K9 apprehended the suspect as he attempted to run into the surrounding wooded area,” said Capt. Roger Antonio with the sheriff’s office. “Deputies, with the assistance of other agencies, searched the route for the discarded powder-like substance.”
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collisions.
The North Charleston Police Department and the Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the incident.