Suspect with loaded AR-15, drugs leads Florence County deputies on chase, sheriff’s office says

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SUNDAY 4:15 P.M. UPDATE: Florence County authorities have identified the suspect charged after deputies were lead on a 22-minute chase.

Markuell Tony Moore, 27, of Darlington, is the suspect involved, according to Chief Deputy Glen Kirby with the FCSO. Moore has been arrested and charged.

He was booked into the Florence County Detention Center around 1 p.m. Sunday. Booking records show four charges, including:

  • Failure to stop for a blue light, no injury or death – first offense
  • Driving under suspension, license not suspended for DUI – first offense
  • Driving without a license – first offense
  • Use of license plate o than for vehicle which used

Count on News13 for updates.


FLORENCE COUNTY, SC (WBTW) – Deputies in Florence County have apprehended a suspect accused of leading authorities on a 22 minute-long chase.

Deputies were patrolling the W. Lucas Street area when they noticed a suspicious vehicle which had license plates that did not match the vehicle, Chief Deputy Glen Kirby said in an update online Sunday.

When a deputy tried to make a traffic stop, the suspect allegedly failed to stop and led deputies on a 22 minute chase into Darlington County and then back into Florence County.

The sheriff’s office says the suspect tried to hit two deputies head on in the Southborough /Pineneedles area. Deputies were eventually able to execute a PIT maneuver at the intersection of Parker Drive and S. Cashua Drive, where the suspect was apprehended, the FCSO says.

Deputies say the suspect had a loaded AR-15 and is a prohibited felon. He also allegedly had a large amount of drugs. 

More information is expected to be released at a later time. Count on News13 for updates.

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