DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — Darlington County authorities have arrested a man accused of fleeing from deputies, ramming a patrol vehicle and trying to run over several officers earlier this month.
Shelby William Barr III was denied bond after his arrest on Tuesday. He remains in the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center after being charged with three counts of attempted murder; failure to stop for a blue light; malicious injury to personal property; second-degree assault and battery; second-degree domestic violence; and commission of a violent crime while out on bond.
The incident began on Sept. 9 when Darlington County deputies responded to a home in the 400 block of Humphries Drive in Darlington County to investigate a domestic situation, the sheriff’s office said.
According to warrants provided to News13 by the sheriff’s office, Barr hit a person who was trying to stop him from choking another person. When deputies arrived, they saw him leaving the scene and tried to conduct a traffic stop.
However, Barr drove off, the warrants said, prompting a pursuit in which his vehicle intentionally rammed a patrol vehicle leaving it undriveable.
At one point, the warrants also state that Barr told authorities that “he would have to be shot” before he accelerated his vehicle and tried to run over three officers. That prompted another officer to hit Barr’s vehicle to keep him from hitting the officers.
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Taylor Ford is a digital journalist for News13. She joined the News13 team in January 2023. Taylor is a Florence native and covers the Pee Dee out of News13’s Florence Bureau. Read more of Taylor’s work here.