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Deputies save fleeing suspect’s life

Posted: March 22, 2018 6:45 p.m.
Updated: March 23, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Terry M. Goins

Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) deputies ended up having to save the life of a man who fled from a safety checkpoint on S.C. 12 on the night of March 17.

According to a KCSO press release, deputies ultimately charged Terry M. Goins, 49, of Church Road, Winnsboro, with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and possession of a stolen vehicle over $10,000.

Deputies and S.C. Highway Patrol troopers were conducting a safety checkpoint on S.C. 12 at White Pond Road when Goins approached the checkpoint and stopped. When asked to produce his driver’s license, Goins reportedly fled the scene at a high rate of speed in a white 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck.

Deputies and troopers pursued Goins as he travelled down S.C. 12 towards U.S. 601. Goins lost control of the pickup truck just past Doby’s Mill Elementary School. Goins fled from the truck and ran into a wooded area. Two deputies pursuing Goins on foot found him unconscious lying face down in a small body of swampy water. The deputies pulled him out of the water and determined that he was suffering from what they thought was a drug overdose. Deputies requested EMS assistance. In the meantime, one of the deputies administered a dose of Narcan to Goins who quickly began to regain consciousness. EMS personnel arrived a short time later and stabilized Goins before taking him to KershawHealth emergency department.

Deputies determined the truck Goins was driving had been stolen earlier in the evening from a soldier stationed at Fort Jackson. Deputies contacted the owner before he even knew it had been stolen.

Deputies remained at KershawHealth for several hours until the medical staff determined Goins could be transported to jail. He is currently being detained at the Kershaw County Detention Center on bonds totaling $12,647.

According to the KCSO, Goins has previously been arrested in South Carolina for numerous fraudulent checks, breach of trust with fraudulent intent, criminal domestic violence, possession of controlled substances, unlawful possession of machine gun/sawed off shotgun, unlawful carrying of a weapon, failure to stop for a blue light and driving without a license. The KCSO said he has also been arrested in Maryland for felony theft, malicious destruction of property of another, resisting arrest, grand theft auto, battery, misdemeanor theft, second degree assault and handgun on person.

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