Richland County, SC (WLTX) - A Richland County father is going to be facing multiple charges after leading deputies on a high speed chase, crashing his car, and then proceeded to get out holding a small child.
The events were captured on the A&E TV Show "Live PD," which chronicles, in part, the activities of officers in the field with the Richland County Sheriff's Department. Lots of people are talking about it online, we want to let you know we did reach out to deputies and this is what we know so far about the incident.
Deputies say it started as a call for a fight at a house party on Pelican Road. When deputies arrived, they saw a vehicle leave the home at a high rate of speed.
They say a chase started down Monticello Road when the suspect turned onto North Main and Elmore. That's where they say the suspect flipped the car, got out while holding a small child in his arms.
Deputies say the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Bryan Martin, still tried to run and started a fight with the arresting deputy. They were able to calm the suspect and put him in handcuffs.
Investigators say the child was taken to the hospital for observation but is expected to be ok.
Martin now faces the following charges: child endangerment, reckless driving, simple possession of marijuana, driving under suspension third offense, failure to stop for blue lights/sirens, and resisting arrest.