Police: Convicted Felon Arrested after Eluding Traffic Stop, Crashing into Home

The suspect is reportedly wanted on previous auto crimes.

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The Columbia Police Department arrested a 56-year-old convicted felon they say crashed his car into a home after refusing a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Deputies say Kelvin Swinney kept driving when a traffic stop was initiated on the 3800 block of Devine Street just before 2 a.m. Swinney was reportedly driving 64 mph in a 35 mph zone.

According to a report, Swinney continued down Devine Street, when his vehicle left the road, hit a tree and partially crashed into the side of a residence on the 900 block of Beltline Boulevard before overturning.

Swinney was arrested at the scene, and cleared of injuries at a local hospital. He is booked at the Richland County Detention Center.

Officers reportedly seized two handguns from the suspect's vehicle, one reported stolen out of North Charleston.

The suspect is also wanted for auto-crimes by the Richland County Sheriff's Department and Irmo Police Department.

The crash is under investigation.

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