ACSD: Saturday morning pursuit, shots fired lands one in jail

The Anderson County Sheriff’s Department says charges in two counties are pending after an incident Saturday morning.

The ACSD said in a press release that there dispatchers began receiving calls about 11:15 am Saturday about a black Honda chasing a blue Kia on Edgemore Road in Claxton, heading toward Clinton Highway. Callers reported that the driver of the Honda was firing a gun at the Kia as he drove.

The release states that Deputy Chris Paul and Sgt. David Davis soon located the vehicles on Edgemore at the Clinton Highway intersection and attempted to make contact. The Kia pulled into a parking lot just off the intersection on Raccoon Valley Road, where Davis spoke with the driver.

Meanwhile, the Honda turned right and headed south on Clinton Highway, with Deputy Paul in pursuit. The driver tried unsuccessfully to turn right on to Lonesome Dove Road, but lost control of the Honda and crashed. The driver jumped out of the car and fled on foot into the nearby woods. There, Paul and off-duty Deputy Matt McGhee—who had also responded—talked the man into surrendering without further incident.

The ACSD says that the preliminary investigation determined that the incident began in Karns in Knox County as some sort of domestic altercation. The Knox County Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency on this case, but charges will also be filed in Anderson County.

The identity of the suspect was not immediately available, but we will update you as developments warrant.

There were no injuries reported.

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Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:20 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH & WQLA. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, his mother-in-law and cats Lucius and Oliver.

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