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.
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.