Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A man spent his birthday in jail after leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit that ended with a jolt -- literally.
According to a Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Michael McCroan, 40, of Dorchester, was arrested on various charges after a deputy on patrol at about 12:15 a.m. March 16 spotted a vehicle driving at high speed, well above the posted 55 mile an hour limit, near Wire Road and Stokes Bridge Road near St. George.
The deputy got behind the vehicle, a gold colored Kia Soul, and activated lights and siren, only to see the vehicle speed up and drive erratically, apparently in an attempt to evade the deputy. The subject accelerated up to 100 miles an hour and turned onto Sandridge Road before turning onto a dirt road. The driver, later identified as McCroan, then suddenly stopped his car, jumped from the vehicle, and fled on foot, continuing to ignore verbal commands to stop.
Unfortunately for McCroan, the deputy was able to catch up to the subject and deployed his Taser, which hit McCroan in the back and caused him to fall off a fence he was attempting to scale. Because McCroan would not put his hands to his sides as ordered, and because the deputy did not know if the subject was armed, he gave the subject another five-second cycle to bring him under control and was soon able to place the subject in handcuffs, according to the report.
McCroan was arrested on several charges, including failure to stop for a blue light, resisting arrest, driving under suspension, and driving with an open container of alcohol, and transported to the Dorchester County Detention Center.
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