DORCHESTER COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — Multiple law enforcement agencies on Tuesday were involved in a vehicle pursuit after a suspect escaped from custody during a medical exam.
According to the Dorchester Count Sheriff’s Office, 34-year-old Jeron McCants had been arrested earlier that day by the Summerville Police Department. He was at the Summerville Medical Center for a pre-booking medical exam when he fled from the hospital.
DCSO believes that he ran into the Quail Arbor V neighborhood and then stole a blue box truck, in which he led deputies on a pursuit around the neighborhood.
Videos provided to News 2 show several Dorchester County Sheriff’s Office deputies chasing a box truck through the Quail Arbor V neighborhood.
Deputies “conducted a low-speed pursuit” before finally apprehending McCants on Racquet Lane.
McCants was detained and taken back to the Summerville Medical Center for another pre-booking exam.
DCSO was assisted by the Summerville Police Department in the pursuit. One Summerville officer sustained “a minor injury to a finger.”