Police chase involving stolen car leads to crash in North Charleston

Police chase involving stolen car leads to crash in North Charleston
(Source: Live 5 News)

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - North Charleston police say a car crash was the result of a chase involving a stolen car Sunday.

Angel Barrientos
Angel Barrientos (Source: Al Cannon Detention Center)

Angel Barrientos faces charges of failure to stop for blue lights, unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of a stolen vehicle, the incident report states.

Police were patrolling in the Chicora neighborhood when they were alerted that a stolen 2004 Toyota Camry had passed a camera in the area of Dorchester Road and Transfer Street, according to an incident report. Officers then spotted the vehicle on Kent Avenue and then attempted to pull the vehicle over, the report states.

Police say as the officer began following the car, Barrientos began driving on the wrong side of the road near Dorchester Road and Meeting Street and cut the corner making a left onto Meeting Street Road toward McMillan Avenue.

Police chased the vehicle down McMillan Avenue where they say Barrientos began to lose control and hit another car, causing the car to roll several times before coming to a stop on a rail line.

Police say as an officer got out of his patrol vehicle, he saw Barrientos climb from the driver’s seat over his passenger and exited through the passenger window and began to run from officers. As the foot chase continued, police attempted to use a Taser and eventually captured him near a home where they say he attempted to break in.

Police said two handguns were found inside the stolen car.

A judge set a $25,000 bond for the failure to stop for blue lights charge and a $20,000 bond for the weapon charge.

Barrientos was being held in the Al Cannon Detention Center.

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