Beaufort News

Man fleeing deputies crashes into house, ditches shoes

A man ignored an attempted traffic stop Monday, sped off and crashed into a home, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office report.

The chase began when a deputy posted on Shanklin Road tried to stop a blue Chevy Lumina for speeding. The sedan turned onto Billy Hill Road and was jumping dirt mounds before crashing into the side of a mobile home, the report said.

When the deputy got to the car, the driver’s door was open and the man was gone. He appeared to have run out of his sandals, which were left beside the car.

The deputy searched unsuccessfully for the man, looking in some nearby woods.

The car was registered to the woman who owned the home into which the car crashed. She was inside when she heard the bang of the car crashing into her home.

She told deputies she had loaned the car to the father of her child to go get food and didn’t know why he ran.

No arrest had been made as of Tuesday afternoon. The Sheriff’s Office is still investigating, Capt. Bob Bromage said.