UPDATE: Georgetown P.D. releases new information on fugitives accused of running over NYPD police officer

Georgetown County News

SATURDAY 9:45 AM UPDATE – On Saturday, the City of Georgetown Police Department released new information about the two fugitives arrested in Georgetown County, accused of running over an NYPD officer with their car.

Calife Hough will be charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking cocaine and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

The Georgetown Police Dept. assisted the U.S. Marshals, NYPD and The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office Friday in reference to the apprehension of Calife Hough in reference to to felony assault on a police officer — warrants in which an NYPD officer was critically injured in the line of duty.

Hough, who resides at 409 North Hazard Street, was taken into custody at Walmart Friday. Officers also searched his residence for Jason Dylan Velasquez, also wanted by the NYPD for burglary during the arrest of the officer.

Velasquez was not at the residence, but was arrested afterwards at the Roadway Inn within the city limits of Georgetown.

The officers seized the following items upon executing the search warrant:

  • 147 grams of heroin
  • 15 grams of powdered cocaine
  • 40 grams of marijuana
  • Undetermined amount of U.S. currency (unable to count due to bills being contaminated by heroin)
  • 2 9mm pistols

The currency will be seized and ATF E-traces are pending for the pistols.


GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Fugitives accused of running over an NYPD officer with their car were arrested Friday in Georgetown County.

NYPD officers responded Tuesday to a pawn shop in the Mt. Eden community of the Bronx for a report of a pawn shop being broken into, when an officer was struck by a black sedan fleeing the crime scene, deputies said.

The suspects were identified as Calife Hough, 44, and Jason Velasques, 21, both of the Bronx, but have ties to Georgetown County, deputies said. Deputies were given intelligence to suggest the suspects were likely headed back to Georgetown County to avoid prosecution.

Hough was located and arrested in the parking lot of a local Walmart and Velasquez was located and arrested at a nearby motel, deputies said.

Hough and Velasquez were taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center where they await extradition back to New York.

The officer was seriously injured and is in serious but stable condition, deputies said.

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