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Crime Report - April 23, 2014

Suspected thieves lead deputies on high-speed chase

Posted: April 22, 2014 3:31 p.m.
Updated: April 23, 2014 5:00 a.m.

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies arrested two Columbia residents suspected of shoplifting from a West DeKalb Street discount store April 14 following a high-speed chase that ended in Richland County.

According to a KCSO report, deputies spotted Cynthiah Archie, 35, of Greene Street and Orlando Rodrick Gladney, of Jasmine Lane on U.S. 1 near Winter Way in Lugoff after dispatchers relayed a description of their vehicle. A deputy pursued the vehicle towards Elgin at speeds reported at up to 100 mph with the suspects passing other vehicles by crossing a double yellow line, forcing oncoming traffic off the road.

The suspects proceeded onto I-20 westbound, toward Columbia, continuing at high speed, weaving in and out of traffic, the report said. Other deputies joined the pursuit, which continued onto I-77 southbound. The report said at one point Archie and Gladney slowed and pulled to the right as if stopping only to speed away again.

Two deputies boxed in the suspects’ vehicle forcing the driver to lose control and spin to a stop, causing damage to the two county vehicles. The report said deputies found a 40-inch TV, two computers, two computer monitors and an audio receiver the vehicle. The Camden store reported all of those items as stolen.

In other reports from the KCSO:

Deputies arrested an Elgin man April 15, charging him with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute near a school and possession of drug paraphernalia. A KCSO report said a deputy stopped Kyle Andrew Steele, 20, of Smokewood Drive, Elgin, after he allegedly ran a stop sign at Wildwood Lane and Richardson Boulevard near Lugoff-Elgin middle and high schools. The report said the deputy smelled marijuana in the vehicle and Steele pulled a plastic baggie containing a “green leafy substance” from his jacket. According to the report, the deputy searched Steele, turning up another baggie with the same contents. An inventory of the vehicle revealed a package of rolling papers and a round “grinder” that contained what appeared to be marijuana residue, according to the report.

The KCSO also reported six cases of theft and six of assault, four burglaries and four arrests for possession of marijuana, three each cases of harassment and trespassing, two incidents of criminal domestic violence and one case each of drug possession other than marijuana and public disorderly conduct.

The Camden Police Department did not provide reports by deadline Tuesday.

Incident reports are provided by the Camden Police Department and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office and are a matter of public record under the S.C. Freedom of Information Act. If the C-I makes a mistake, it will correct it upon verification with the appropriate law enforcement agency. Readers are cautioned that other individuals may have similar or identical names as those contained in incident reports. All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.


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