Car Chase Ends in Chester

CHESTER (Aug. 11, 2016) – A Blythewood man was arrested last week and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and failure to stop for blue lights after leading Richland County deputies on a three-county chase along I-77 North.

According to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department, Harrison Prince, 38, kidnapped his 3-year-old grandson from a home on North Pines Road in Blythewood and left in a 2016 Toyota Corolla. A Richland County deputy on patrol in the area spotted the Corolla and attempted to make a traffic stop, but Prince fled at a high rate of speed and pulled onto I-77 North.

Prince led deputies across the Richland County line and into Fairfield County where Fairfield County deputies joined in on the pursuit. Prince eventually crossed into Chester County where deputies there entered the chase and attempted to stop the Corolla. When Chester deputies endeavored to make the traffic stop, Prince reportedly crashed his Corolla into a Chester squad car and came to a halt in the median of I-77.

Prince leapt from the Corolla and fled on foot, but was captured a short distance away. Prince’s grandson was located still inside the Corolla and was unharmed.

Prince was transported to the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center.