Bond set for man accused of evading deputies

CHARLESTON COUNTY, S.C. (WCIV) -- The man who was shot after allegedly trying to evade deputies in a U-Haul truck had his bond set at $150,000 on Wednesday.

According to officials, Ricky Jennings' bond was set even though he is still being treated at Medical University Hospital. He was charged with reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest and first-degree assault.

A CCSO spokesman{}says the female deputy tried to pull over a U-Haul truck on Highway 17 in McClellanville around 12:23 p.m. on June 2, but the driver did not stop.{} The driver of{}the U-Haul was driving recklessly, according to the spokesman.

The chase went three miles from Charleston to Georgetown County, according to deputies.

The suspect, 52-year-old Rickey Anthony Jennings, finally pulled over and ran from the truck. That's when deputies says the suspect was shocked with a Taser and a brief struggle ensued.

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon says the deputy deployed the Taser twice on the suspect. The suspect was able to escape again and allegedly reached into his pockets. That's when the Sheriff's Office spokesman says the deputy shot at the suspect hitting him in the torso and the arm.

It is unknown how long Jennings will be at MUSC but once released, he will be transferred to the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center.

The deputy who shot Jennings was cleared of any wrongdoing.