An Anderson County man was arrested following a short chase in a stolen vehicle early Sunday morning.
Chad Hill, 42, of Honea Path, was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving, failure to stop on lawful command, and driving under suspension in connection with the incident.
A Greenwood County deputy spotted the suspect in Hodges driving a Toyota Tacoma, which was attached to a utility trailer, about 12:45 a.m. Sunday heading eastbound along S.C. Highway 185 toward U.S. Highway 25 North. According to a Greenwood County incident report, the deputy initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle once it merged onto 25 North, when the suspect began driving the truck erratically and attempting to escape the officer. That touched off a chase, during which he almost lost control of the vehicle. The suspect stopped at the highway's intersection with Daniel Road, jumped out of the truck and ran. Officers apprehended him shortly thereafter.
Deputies ran the truck's vehicle identification number, which revealed it had been reported stolen in Anderson County. He told officers he picked the truck up from a man in Laurens, then said he got it near Bakers Creek in McCormick County.