A Ninety Six man was subdued at gunpoint by Greenwood police after refusing to pull over during an attempted traffic stop.
Tyquarious Devon Holloway, 26, of 400 Edgewood Circle, Apt. 1, was charged with driving under suspension, third and subsequent offense, manufacture or possession of a Schedule I, I or II substance or flunitrazepam with intend to distribute, failure to stop for a blue light and failure to stop on lawful command.
The episode began just before 7 p.m. on Friday, when a city police officer attempted to pull over a vehicle clocked doing 53 miles per hour in a 35 mile-per-hour zone near the intersection of Highway 34 and South Main Street.
After the vehicle stopped at an entrance to the Phoenix Place Apartments, its driver exited and fled on foot through the complex, a “dark object” in one of his hands, according to authorities.
With assistance from the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office, a perimeter was set up around a wooded area, and police spotted the man running along Marshall Road with an object in his hand.
Not knowing whether it was a weapon, a city police officer drew his service handgun as he closed in on the man. After discovering the man was carrying a pair of cellphones, the officer holstered his gun.
During a search, officials reported recovering two cellphones and a $20 bill, while a total of 68 pills, which police suspected to be pressed fentanyl, were found in the vehicle.