A deputy from the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office avoided injury Wednesday when suspects in a Gray Court break-in attempted to run the deputy over.
The deputy fired two shots into the wheel well of the silver sedan driven by the suspects to disable the vehicle and arrested its occupants.
According to the LCSO, deputies responded to a call near Hellams Circle in Gray Court just before noon and found the suspects leaving the residence. The deputy pursued the suspects, who fled the scene of an initial traffic stop and lost control of their vehicle as deputies gave chase at 2856 North Old Laurens Road in Gray Court.
At that point, the driver allegedly attempted to run the deputy over and the shots were fired into the car. No injuries were reported.
Due to the fact that the Deputy discharged his service weapon, the LCSO has requested the assistance of the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) to conduct an independent investigation as well as process the scene. At this time, this case is still under investigation.
This story will be updated as more details become available.