Richland Deputies Capture Escaped Suspect

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Richland County Sheriff's Department have captured an early morning suspect.

Shawn Bethea's wanted for reckless driving, giving false information to law enforcement officers, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens.

On Wednesday around 3:00 am Bethea was driving too fast along Broad River Rd.

Authorities say when a deputy attempted to stop Bethea, he kept driving and that deputies then chased him from Broad River Rd. to the Woodlands Apartments on Bush River Rd where he was arrested.

While walking to the transport vehicle, Bethea escaped custody and ran away. Deputies eventually caught Bethea around 5 am.


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