One suspect arrested, others still on run after high speed chase in Chester County

CHESTER, S.C. (CN2 NEWS) – The Chester County Sheriff’s Office says its looking for three people who are still on the run after a high speed chase.

According to the sheriff’s office, around 10:13 PM Wednesday, February 8th deputies were conducting a safety check point in the area of River Road in Fort Lawn.

Officials say a vehicle driven by Keewon Degraffenried approached to deputies at the checkpoint. There were also three other people inside the vehicle.

Officials say the driver of the vehicle showed his license to deputies and then sped off with the passengers inside.

The driver led deputies on a high speed chase to the area of Culp Road in Edgemoor where all four inside fled on foot into the woods.

Deputies say within minutes they were able to capture Johnson Mitchell.

Deputies, along with their bloodhound tracking team members, and the department’s drone searched the area until 1 AM for the other suspects.

The three other passengers have not been located at the time.

Deputies seized drugs from the scene that are believed to be methamphetamine, fentanyl pills, crack cocaine, marijuana, and a firearm. All found in Mitchell’s possession, leaders say.

Mitchel has been charged with Possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) Schedule II Controlled Substance, Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) Crack Cocaine, Possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) Marijuana, Possession with the intent to distribute (PWID) Cocaine, Felon in possession of a Firearm, and, Possession of weapon during violent felony.

Officials say they are working to obtain a warrant for Failure to Stop for Blue Lights for Degraffenreid.

According to officials with the sheriff’s office,  there is no danger to the community.

The investigation is ongoing.  Anyone with information is ask to call the Chester County Sheriff’s Office at (803) 581-5131.

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