A Bishopville man out on bond for a burglary charge led Kershaw and Lee county deputies on a high-speed chase early Saturday morning before he crashed his vehicle and was arrested, officials said.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said 25-year-old Rasheed Timothy Sumpter was charged with failure to stop for a blue light, malicious injury to personal property, resisting arrest and driving under the influence in connection with the chase.
Matthews said deputies observed a person driving erratically at 2:45 a.m. Saturday and attempted to make a stop on the vehicle. Sumpter, who was later identified to be the driver, fled from deputies, driving through two yards and striking a vehicle parked at one residence.
The pursuit continued through Kershaw County on secondary roads and on a dirt road for about 30 miles, Matthews said. As Sumpter approached the Lee County line, Matthews said Lee County deputies were alerted and eventually joined in on the chase.
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Shortly after entering Lee County, Matthews said Sumpter wrecked and turned the vehicle on its side making further escape improbable, and he was taken into custody.
Another man who was a passenger in Sumpter’s vehicle was not arrested, Matthews said. Both men were examined by Emergency Medical Services but refused further treatment.
Sumpter has been previously arrested in Sumter County for a felony narcotics charge and was out on bond for burglary in Kershaw County, Matthews said.