Police: Charges 'being tallied' against men arrested after Folly Beach chase, manhunt
Three men are in custody after a chase on Folly Beach that officials say reached speeds in excess of 90 mph late on Monday evening.
Officials say an officer attempted to stop a black 2006 Hyundai Sonata as it entered the city at a high rate of speed. A second officer reportedly clocked the car at 80 mph as it crossed the Lee WestBury Bridge.
"The vehicle made numerous turns through residential streets attempting to elude Folly Beach officers. The sedan eventually turned onto W. Indian Ave. As the vehicle approached the end of W. Indian at the intersection of Woody Ln, the vehicle entered a curve, the vehicle's driver lost control and struck a sign and then a tree," a release from the Folly Beach Police Department states.
Three men ran from the crash, officials say, and were later taken into custody with the help of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office and City of Charleston police K-9 officers.
Police say 18-year-old Sherman Rhines of Santee and 20-year-old Benjamin Shywond of Santee were quickly taken into custody. They say the driver, 21-year-old Derian Clark of Conway, was taken into custody after a manhunt.
At last check, officials with the Folly Beach Police Department said the list of charges against the three men is "still being tallied."
All three men were booked into the Al Cannon Detention Center.