Crime & Courts

Alias of wanted man wrong choice for Sumter man

A Sumter man was arrested Thursday after picking the wrong alias to give police officers.

Seneca Antwan Ford, 32, was charged with possession of crack cocaine and resisting arrest.

At 6:21 p.m., Ford was reportedly the passenger in a car that pulled up to a police checkpoint. The suspect reportedly gave a false name to officers because he was wanted on an outstanding bench warrant for contempt of municipal court. However, the name he gave the officers also turned out to have an outstanding warrant.

When police attempted to arrest the man, he reportedly dropped a plastic bag containing 3.5 grams of crack cocaine and fled on foot. He also reportedly injured his leg attempting to jump over a ditch while fleeing from officers and was transported to Tuomey Regional Medical Center.

Police were reportedly able to determine his true identity using an on-file Department of Motor Vehicle photo and transported him to Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center under the correct name.