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Man faces multiple charges after high speed chase in Florence

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FLORENCE, S.C.- A suspect is in custody after a high speed chase Saturday afternoon in Florence ended in a crash, according to police.

According to Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Sonny Collins, 25-year-old Antonio Morrisey was taken to Florence County Detention Center on Saturday afternoon.

Morrisey faces charged of reckless driving, possession of a stolen vehicle, driving without a South Carolina license, hit and run with property damage, and failure to stop for blue lights.

According to Florence County Bookings, Morrisey was still in custody Sunday morning.

Collins also says Morrisey may also be facing similar charges in Claredon County from an incident that occured in the past few days.

Highway Patrol attempted to conduct vehicle stop in Sumter County yesterday afternoon. According to Mike Nunn of the Florence County Sheriff's Office, the individual did not stop and engaged Highway Patrol in a pursuit that led from Sumter into Florence county.

When the pursuit entered Florence County, Nunn said some Florence County Deputies were involved, as well as other assisting agencies. At some point in the pursuit, Nunn said a Florence County deputy's car left the roadway while traveling on McCurdy Road. The deputy was not injured.

The suspect continued along the road until the vehicle struck third party car near Stadium Road, then crashed through a fence Harrington Drive. According to Nunn the chase ended around 5:30 p.m.

The driver of the third party car was taken to a local hospital for evaluations, but was not believed to have life threatening injuries at the time. Deputies had no further update on the victim's condition this morning.

Florence county Sheriff's Deputies took Morrisey into custody.  The suspect refused medical treatment at scene, and was later taken to Florence County Detention Center.

Highway Patrol continues to investigate. Count on News 13 to bring you any other updates to this story.

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