OCSO Seeks Public's Help

To ID Suspect Involved in Pursuit with Deputy

Emily Gill
June 02, 2020 - 2:53 pm
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Released by the OCSO.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help today in identifying an individual in relation to a recent pursuit that occurred near Tamassee.

A deputy from the Uniform Patrol Division, on routine patrol, observed a truck on N. Highway 11 near Tamassee during the late evening hours of May 22nd that did not have any working tail lights.  

The deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle on N. Highway 11 at Alexander Road, however, the driver ignored officer commands and the deputy notified dispatch that he was in a pursuit.  

The pursuit ended on Tilson Farm Road at Highway 11 with the driver jumping out of the vehicle and fleeing on foot.  

The deputy, with the assistance of additional deputies and a K-9, attempted to locate the subject but was unable to take him into custody.  

The passenger, who is the lawful owner of the vehicle, gave consent for the deputy to search the vehicle, upon which the deputy located an open liquor bottle beside the driver’s seat.  

The passenger was released without charges and the vehicle was towed from the scene.

The deputy was able to obtain a picture of the individual in question via a surveillance camera from a convenience store.  

If you have any information regarding the identity of the individual who was the driver of a truck involved in a pursuit with a Sheriff’s Office deputy during the late evening hours of May 22nd in the Tamassee area, please contact Crimestoppers, where you can remain anonymous and all tips are confidential, at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

You can also leave a tip via the Oconee County Crimestoppers website at www.oconeesccrimestoppers.com or via the free P3app available by downloading the app on your Android or iOS device.

If your tip leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.

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