Bennettsville man arrested after chase, manhunt

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A Bennettsville man was arrested after a chase and manhunt.

Travis Sentel Esaw, 35, was arrested by the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office after a chase and manhunt in the Salem Rd. area of Bennettsville, according to a press release from the MCSO.

“Earlier in the day, Esaw was involved in a high speed chase with the Clio Police Department but was able to evade law enforcement,” states the release. A sheriff’s office investigater later found Esaw’s vehicle and “another chase ensued which led to a manhunt when Esaw wrecked and ran on foot.” He was tracked through a wooded swamp area and arrested.

Esaw is charged with trafficking cocaine base for a first offense, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, failure to stop, and driving without a license. He is reportedly also wanted by other jurisdictions and will extradited after posting bond in Marlboro County.

Esaw is being held at the Marlboro County Detention Center pending bond.

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