High-speed chase, manhunt ends with an arrest in downtown Clinton

Aug 02 Written by 

A high-speed chase that weaved through Laurens County on Wednesday afternoon ended in downtown Clinton and the arrest of a Piedmont man.

A deputy with the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle on I-385 around 3pm for speeding. The driver of the vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and led law enforcement on a chase that hit Hwy. 49, I-26 and then exited the interstate at Hwy. 56.

According to reports, as the driver approached Clinton, he drove down Musgrove St. the wrong direction, came by The Depot and jumped the curb with his car settling just beside the railroad track.

Once the car came to rest, the driver exited the vehicle, leaving a passenger, and fled on foot. A manhunt ensued in downtown Clinton that lasted about 30 minutes before deputies got word that the suspect was barricaded in an apartment at J-Press Apartments.

According to reports, the suspect jumped a fence and made his way into an apartment.

Antwain Jermaine Abercrombie, 28, of Piedmont, was arrested and charged with speeding, failure to stop for a blue light, burglary and driving under suspension.

Abercrombie was booked at the Johnson Detention Center.   

Last modified on Wednesday, 02 August 2017 19:52