Horry pursuit crosses Brunswick, ends in Columbus with TC crash
By DEUCE NIVEN
A police pursuit that began near Little River in Horry County crossed through Brunswick County and into Columbus, where Chevrolet Camaro crashed into a tree just off of Pireway Road in Tabor City, reports from several agencies said.
Davin Alexander Rogers, 27, of Pint Circle in Longs, was taken into custody in Tabor City by Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies, an Horry County Police Department report said.
Rogers was held at the Columbus County Detention Center charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger the public, driving without a license, resisting law enforcement, failing to stop for stop sign or stop light, failing to maintain lane control, unsafe passing, left of center, and failing to wear a seat belt, a Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office warrant said.
Rogers was also charged with three counts of failing to appear in court, jail records showed.
Rogers had a half ounce or less of marijuana in his possession when he was arrested, the warrant said.
Horry County Police Department Officer Charles Kessler began the pursuit shortly before 10 p.m. on April 18 on Hwy 31 near Hwy 22 in the Longs section of Horry County, his report said.
“This traffic stop due to my observation of the vehicle failing to maintain its lane as it was swerving within its lane and cross both the fog and dividing lines numerous times,” the report said.
Rogers was the owner and only occupant of the Camaro, which “accelerated and began actively evading the traffic stop” after the officer activated his emergency lights, the report said.
After the pursuit crossed into North Carolina Brunswick County Sheriff’s deputies joined the pursuit. Seven deputies were involved in the chase by the time procession entered Columbus County on NC 904, the report said.
Columbus County deputies joined the pursuit, Sheriff William Rogers said Wednesday. He was not immediately able to provide other specific details.
A warrant “will be presented for failure to stop for blue lights,” the Horry County warrant said.
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