KERSHAW COUNTY A 23-year-old man faces multiple charges in Kershaw County following a Wednesday vehicle chase that included colliding with a sheriff’s deputy’s patrol car.
Anthony Lorenzo Jackson is charged with failure to stop for a blue light, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and aggravated assault. At the time of this incident Jackson was out on bond for a previous drug charge.
According to a release from the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department, narcotics officers saw suspicious activity “indicative of drug dealing” on Tuesday at the Sherwood Apartments in Lugoff. Jackson was meeting with an individual who had been previously arrested on drug charges.
As deputies attempted to stop Jackson, he fled in his 2006 Chevrolet Impala, hit a tree in the parking lot, drove through someone’s yard and headed along U.S. 1 from Lugoff into Camden. He attemped to pull into the Walmart parking lot, but was not able to. He struck a market patrol car, causing moderate damage. And deputies were able to block Jackson’s vehicle when it went into the Kmart parking lot. He was taken into custody.
Deputies recovered approximately 7 ounces of marijuana, packaged for sale; a .40 cal. Glock handgun and approximately $2200.00 in cash.
“When Jackson fled and intentionally rammed the deputy, he took this incident to a level far higher than what he would have been charged with had he just given up at first,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews in the release.
“His actions needlessly endangered innocent lives above and beyond the damage his drug dealing does to our community,”