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This story has been updated.

A man who was apprehended following a vehicle pursuit that ended in Carolina Forest Wednesday afternoon faces multiple charges, according to a news release.

Demetrius Quantrell Bellamy, 25, of Conway is being charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights, driving with no license or under a suspended license and reckless driving, according to the release and jail records. 

"Bellamy has prior convictions for auto theft and failure to stop for blue lights," the release said.

Following the chase, authorities were able to capture two of the pursued vehicle's three occupants.

Around 3:15 p.m. an officer with the Horry County Sheriff's Office initiated a traffic stop on Singleton Ridge Road after receiving a narcotics complaint.

According to a report, the Sheriff's Office had responded to Cornerstone Commons Apartments before the stop was made. Multiple people had been seen in a parking lot area.

After seeing law enforcement, three people left the scene in a silver Nissan Sentra. "A traffic violation was observed," the report said.

The driver of the vehicle being stopped drove away and the vehicle was pursued on U.S. 501, according to Horry County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Brooke Holden.

The chase continued on Gardner Lacy Road. As the vehicles neared Carolina Forest High School, the vehicle was abandoned and the three passengers fled on foot.

One person was quickly detained but was later released and not charged.

Deputies also caught one of the other individuals who had fled, Bellamy, who was identified as the driver of the vehicle, but couldn't locate the other.

The suspect who police were unable to locate intruded on the high school campus, according to the report.

Horry County Police assisted with the call.


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