Kershaw County man arrested after two-county police chase in stolen car

Kevon Williams (Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)

KERSHAW COUNTY, SC (WACH) – Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has announced the arrest of one man after he allegedly stole a car and then led deputies on a two-county chase.

Twenty-year-old Kevon Jhalil Williams is now charged with failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension and grand larceny of a vehicle.

According to a release, a Kershaw County Sheriff’s deputy took a report of a stolen vehicle which gave him a description of that vehicle and a tag number.

Around 11 p.m. that night, the deputy was on patrol when he saw a vehicle that matched the description of the stolen car as it was traveling on U.S. 1 near Elgin, SC.

The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver and only occupant, Kevon Williams, increased his speed and fled from the deputy.

The deputy continued his pursuit of Williams as he drove in the direction of Richland County. Kershaw 911 dispatch contacted Richland County authorities, who took over the chase after it entered Richland County.

The pursuit continued onto Two Notch Road and ended on Oneal Ct. when Richland County deputies successfully deployed stop sticks, flattening three of four tires on the vehicle.

Williams refused to exit the vehicle and Richland County deputies were forced to break out the window and remove Williams from the car. Williams was turned over to the Kershaw County deputy who transported him to the Kershaw County Detention Center where he awaits a bond hearing.

Williams has previously been arrested for second-degree burglary, possession of controlled substances, possession of a stolen vehicle and two offenses of grand larceny ($10k or more).

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