Man who led deputies on chase gave 'Malcolm X' as name

mmcnab@beaufortgazette.comJanuary 22, 2014 

A man who led deputies on a chase Tuesday after he was accused of trespassing in Beaufort told authorities his name was one of a famous civil rights leader, according to a report from the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

It wasn't Martin Luther King Jr.

Ernso Prinsville, 23, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, fleeing to evade, and trespassing. Once stopped by deputies, Prinsville told them his name was Malcolm X. A digital fingerprint scan confirmed the man was Prinsville.

A homeowner along Fred Walker Drive reported Prinsville for trespassing after he spotted him walking through his property. Deputies stopped Prinsville on his bicycle along Little Capers Road, but Prinsville fled, tossing a plastic bag of marijuana into a ditch, the report said.

Prinsville then got off his bike and ran into nearby woods, dropping a black bag filled with supplies to distribute the drugs before he was captured.

He taken to the Beaufort County Detention Center, where he is being held in lieu of $21,092 bail, according to the jail log.

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