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Authorities have captured a suspect who was sought for witness tampering after he was involved in a hit and run crash with an SC Highway Patrol car near Conway on Tuesday afternoon, officials say.

The Horry County Sheriff's Department said that the SC trooper was taken to the ER of the Conway Medical Center just after noon after a Mercedes driven by a wanted Conway man hit the trooper's car near SC 90 and E. Cox Ferry Road.

Marcus Dwain Wright, age 31, was out on bond for a murder charge and a warrant was issued on Tuesday for an additional charge of intimidation of court officials, jurors, or witnesses, authorities said.

An all points bulletin for Wright went out to law enforcement agencies in the area on Tuesday morning from the US Marshal's Task Force.

An SC Trooper was monitoring traffic along SC 90 when he spotted a black Mercedes sedan approaching at a high rate of speed, officials said.

The trooper was spotted by Wright, who then ran his car into the trooper, who ended up crashing into a ditch after the initial wreck, said Sgt. Jeff Benton of the Horry County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect then fled the scene on foot after driving for a short distance after the crash, Benton said.

Wright was already wearing an ankle monitor because he was out on bond, Benton said. Authorities used the GPS on that device to track Wright in the woods off Bellamy Road, where they later found him just before 1 pm.

Wright was charged very soon after the May 1st 2012 murder of Jerome Green Jr., age 37, who was shot multiple times and was found dead on Figure 8 Road in Socastee. (Related story)

Horry County Police sent a dog team to woods near Bellamy Road just off Highway 90 and SC 501 looking for the suspect on Tuesday, according to Sgt. Robert Kegler with the police department.

But, around 12:50 pm, Kegler said that the suspect was captured and that the dog teams were canceled.

The SC Highway Patrol listed a crash with injuries at US 501 and E. Cox Ferry Road, which adjoins Bellamy Road.

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