JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) - Police say a 37-year-old suspected James Island drug dealer is behind bars after attempting to dislodge a police sergeant's thumb, kicking another officer in the stomach and leading authorities on a car chase that ended at a home's backyard.
Around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, an officer attempted to stop a vehicle which Charleston police say was seen traveling erratically on Dills Bluff Road.
According to a police report, the driver of the vehicle, Marcus Dwayne Campbell, drove his car onto the front yard of a Williams Road home, accelerated around the side of the home and then struck a parked vehicle.
The suspect's car then came to a complete stop in the backyard of the home.
Authorities say Campbell then left the vehicle and attempted to get away but officers managed to catch him.
A police report states that at one point, a sergeant was able to confiscate a stolen gun that Campbell had on him. Police say Campbell then attempted to regain his gun by trying to dislodge the sergeant's thumb causing injury to the officer.
Authorities say Campbell also kicked another officer in the abdomen during his arrest.
Officers say they also found 8.2 grams of cocaine, a gram of marijuana and $914 in cash on Campbell. Police say a cup of alcohol was also found in the suspect's vehicle.
Campbell was charged possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a stolen handgun, resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, driving under suspension and open liquor in a vehicle.
Authorities are continuing the investigation.