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Deputies stop reported stolen vehicle, search for person who ran from area

Published: Sep. 24, 2021 at 6:09 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 24, 2021 at 7:50 AM EDT
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DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office says a person ran away from a traffic stop when deputies stopped a car that had been reported stolen.

The situation began in the area of Ashley Phosphate Road near Cathedral Academy on Stretton Drive.

Deputies say they were responding to a report that a vehicle hit a building. When they arrived, they say a vehicle fitting the description of the one that hit the building was seen driving around the back of the parking lot. Deputies say while attempting to make stop, the driver fled in the vehicle before it became disabled and then the driver fled on foot.

Lt. Rick Carson confirmed one person ran away. The car deputies stopped had been reported stolen out of the North Charleston area, Carson said.

Dorchester deputies are searching for a person who ran away from a traffic stop in the area of...
Dorchester deputies are searching for a person who ran away from a traffic stop in the area of Ashley Phosphate Road.(Live 5)

An incident report states that deputies were informed by the South Carolina Highway Patrol of video footage showing an attempted break in at the business. Deputies say entry was not made into the business.

There was no immediate word on a description of the person deputies or searching for or whether they are in custody.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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