Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews says a career criminal has been arrested following both an auto and a foot chase. If convicted, Sheriff Matthews says he wants the man "off the streets and out of our communities."
Terrence Demetrice Hall, 38, of Cassatt, is charged him with failure to stop for a blue light, resisting arrest, driving under suspension, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Deputies say they responded Friday afternoon to a call from a man saying he had just repossessed a vehicle and was being chased by someone driving a gray Chevy Tahoe down I-20 in Kershaw County. Both vehicles eventually exited I-20 onto US 601 toward Lugoff, according to deputies. In doing so, deputies say the Tahoe, later determined to be driven by Hall, disregarded a stop sign.
Investigators say when a deputy turned on his blue lights and siren, Hall continued to flee down US 601 toward US 1. Hall later came to a stop in the Commerce Drive area, where deputies say they determined the Tahoe was driven by Hall, who had another man in the car with him.
Deputies say neither Hall nor his passenger were able to produce drivers license, and a DMV check showed both men to be under suspension. Investigators say Hall also had numerous narcotics arrests on his record.
Before the deputy returned to the Tahoe, Hall ran across US 601 into a wooded area, but the deputy was able to catch and arrest him, according to investigators.
After transporting Hall to the Kershaw County Detention Center, investigators say the deputy returned to the area of the chase, and, following the footprints, located several baggies containing pills and narcotics.
Citing Hall's extensive criminal history, Sheriff Matthews said “Once again we have a man who has made a career as a criminal, committing numerous violent crimes and drug offenses, running from a deputy in his car and on foot."
"Hall should be denied bond as he is a flight risk (he fled) and he is a danger to the community, said Matthews. "If he is found guilty of these new crimes, a judge needs to see to it that he is taken off the street and out of our communities.”