Suspect leads deputies on short chase

  • Friday, February 8, 2013


A short vehicle pursuit in the City of Georgetown ended with the arrest of 29-year-old Jerrod Trappier late Thursday night.
According to the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were sent to Pickens Street in Kensington after receiving a report of a suspicious person walking through people’s yards in that area.
A car matching the description deputies were given was spotted at a stop sign. Deputies attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle which failed to comply, said Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Carrie Cuthbertson.
“While initiating the traffic stop, the suspect tossed something out the window. The vehicle led deputies on a pursuit from Summit Avenue through the Georgetown City Limits before the suspect abandoned the vehicle on Sorrel Street. After sheriff’s deputies safely placed the vehicle in park, they searched the area for the suspect with negative results,” Cuthbertson said. “An inventory of the vehicle produced items belonging to the suspect as well as the owner’s information. Deputies went to the owner’s address and overheard a conversation between three males. The individuals were discussing the incident involving fleeing from deputies.”
 After covering all entrances and exits to the home, deputies knocked on the door and requested identification from all present. When confronted with the overheard information, Jerrod Trappier admitted being the driver of the vehicle, Cuthbertson added.
Trappier was charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Driving Under Suspension and Possession of Marijuana. Trappier was transported to the Georgetown County Detention Center where he is awaiting a bond hearing.

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