Two Georgetown men have been charged with trying to steal a motorcycle and were arrested in Surfside Beach and one suspect is still at large, authorities said.
Jameson Tyrese Wright, 30, has been charged with grand larceny, failure to stop for blue lights and interfering with police, and 32-year-old Justin Marquis Castle has been charged with grand larceny and interfering with police, according to a news release from Police Chief Kenneth Hofmann.
A Surfside Beach police officer was on patrol around 3:45 a.m. Monday when the suspects were seen leaving a residential area with an unsecured motorcycle in a truck bed.
The officer tried to stop the vehicle, which was driven in an attempt to elude the policeman.
During the pursuit, the motorcycle fell from the back of the truck.
The pursuit continued into an apartment complex off of 5th Avenue North Extension where an unidentified suspect jumped from the moving truck.
Shortly after, the truck crashed in a ditch on Azalea Drive.
Wright — who was driving the truck — and Castle both fled on foot, the release said.
Castle was apprehended near the truck and Wright was arrested after a foot chase near U.S. 17 and 2nd Avenue North.
The motorcycle’s owner was located and confirmed the motorcycle had been stolen.
Police continue to try to identify the third suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call the Surfside Beach Police Department at 843-913-6368.