A suspect wrecked two patrol cars following a chase that began in Kershaw County and ended in Lee County Tuesday.
30-year-old Clinton Harris and 26-year-old Jametrice Jacobs were arrested after the chase. Authorities say the suspects were stopped around 1:45 p.m. on Interstate 20 in Kershaw County. Both were interviewed on the side of the road. It was at that point that officers say Harris jumped into the driver’s seat. A dashcam video shows two deputies attempted to user a taser on Harris, as Harris yells back, “Why are you shooting me, sir?” After about 15 seconds, Harris’s car can be seen pulling back onto the interstate headed towards Lee County.
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said Jacobs was outside of the car and was left standing on the side of the interstate. Deputies said their chase of Harris eventually reached 125 miles per hour. Lee and Kershaw deputies pursued Harris until he rammed two patrol cars as he tried to exit Interstate 20 to Highway 341. He was eventually stopped at a gas station just off the exit.
Officers discovered several ecstasy tablets and a bag of white powder believed to be methamphetamine on Harris. Deputies also found more ecstasy tablets in the car and a small quantity of marijuana on Jacobs. Harris is charged with failure to stop for a blue light, possession of ecstasy, and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Jacobs is being charged with simple possession of marijuana and possession of ecstasy
Harris is expected to face additional charges that will be filed in Lee County for ramming the patrol cars. Matthews said Harris has a lengthy arrest record in North Carolina including arrests for multiple narcotics violations, indecent liberties with a child, probation violations, failure to register as a sex offender, assault on a government official, resisting a public officer, possession of stolen goods, burglary, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a stolen firearm and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.