LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County deputies arrested a man Wednesday after he started two pursuits and crashed into a patrol vehicle.
Devon Ray Shealy, 21, faces multiple charges including first-degree assault, four counts of failure to stop for blue lights, four counts of reckless driving and one count of larceny, according to Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon.
“Deputies saw Shealy speeding and driving into oncoming lanes Wednesday afternoon, which led to an attempted traffic stop on Goose Platter Road,” Koon said. “Shealy was suspected in the theft of the truck he was driving after it was reported stolen out of Lexington County earlier this week.”
Shealy initiated a pursuit when he failed to pull over and eventually crashed into a patrol unit, according to Koon. Deputies later ended the pursuit.
“Later during the shift, deputies again saw Shealy driving recklessly and attempted another traffic stop,” Koon said. “Shealy initiated a second pursuit and eventually bailed out of the truck as it was moving and ran away.”
Koon said deputies arrested Shealy after a short foot chase. He is being held in the Lexington County Detention Center.
No deputies were injured in either pursuit, according to Koon.