A Newberry man led state and Richland County authorities on a three hour man hunt Tuesday afternoon when he jumped from his vehicle and fled after a South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper stopped him for reckless driving.
Marvin Trapp, 24, was charged by the Highway Patrol with reckless driving, resisting arrest, driving under suspension and a seatbelt violation, Trooper Brent Kelly said.
Trapp drew the highway patrol’s interest around 1 p.m., Heading toward Spartanburg, he was seen speeding and swerving in and out of traffic, Kelly said. Trapp allegedly jumped from the 2000 Audi he was driving and ran into the woods after a trooper stopped him between the Ballentine and Chapin exits.
The Richland County Sheriff's Department provided tracking dogs to help find Trapp. He was taken into custody around 4 p.m. in the woods off Mike Eleazor Road near White Rock less than a mile from the interstate.