A South Carolina man who took off instead of pulling over during a traffic stop was ultimately apprehended by an armed citizen, but not before leading police on a chase that reached speeds of almost 100 miles per hour.
Deputies had attempted to pull over 23-year old Christopher Pressley-Council, but the driver had other ideas. He took off, and deputies pursued before they were forced to briefly disengage for public safety reasons. After the officers saw Pressley-Council nearly cause a wreck, however, they picked up speed. Unfortunately, the deputies weren’t able to catch up to the suspect before he crashed his car in some woods and took off on foot.
After deputies began looking for Pressley-Council, they found a resident in the area had him at gunpoint on his front porch. The resident said that Pressley-Council offered him $2,000 to hide him in the house, according to the report.
Pressley-Council was transported to Prisma Health Toumey for possible injuries sustained during the wreck.
Deputies found a vacuum sealed bag containing marijuana on the driver’s side flood board and a digital scale in the passenger seat.
According to the report, approximately 4.3 pounds of suspected marijuana were removed from Pressley-Council’s vehicle. Video surveillance captured the wreck and Pressley-Council fleeing on foot.