Suspect Arrested In NC

Struck 3 patrol cars

Lee Rogers
March 06, 2019 - 6:48 am
GCSO Patrol Vehicle - File Photo

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The Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Tuesday evening:

This morning, at around 9:30am, a deputy was flagged down in regards to a man “passed out” in a vehicle, near the clubhouse in Blue Ridge Plantation neighborhood, located in Taylors. The deputy approached the vehicle and during the time the deputy was establishing contact with the driver he put the car in drive and drove away, striking the deputy’s patrol car. The deputy, who did not suffer any injuries, attempted to pursue the vehicle but lost sight of him.

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During the course of investigation, deputies learned the suspect was driving a stolen 2008 Volvo station and deputies identified the driver as 21 year-old, Samuel Bryson Pearson. At around 4:45pm, deputies learned the suspect’s vehicle was at a residence, located at 730 Hammett Road, in Spartanburg County. Accompanied by deputies with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, units spotted the suspect’s vehicle and Pearson sitting in the driver’s seat. As they attempted to give him verbal commands, Pearson drove off, striking two more Sheriff’s Office patrol cars and almost hitting another person. 

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office does have active warrants on Pearson for Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and Possession of a Stolen Vehicle. In addition, warrants are expected to be issued by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office pertaining to the incident that unfolded within their jurisdiction.

At this time, deputies are seeking information pertaining to the whereabouts of Pearson and ask for anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME.

UPDATE

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office issued the following press release Wednesday morning:

Samuel Pearson, who was wanted for damaging multiple Sheriff’s Office Patrol cars yesterday, has been taken into custody in Polk County, NC.

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