Rock Hill police chase ends in crash, foot pursuit

jmcfadden@heraldonline.comApril 2, 2013 

— Police chased a Rock Hill man who ran behind several houses and jumped fences after he drove his speeding car down several city streets before crashing into a telephone pole early Sunday.

Officers on a routine patrol on East Main Street shortly after midnight noticed a gray 1990 Buick with a paper tag travelling without headlights on, according to a Rock Hill Police report. Police activated their lights for a traffic stop, but the car moved to the right side of the roadway, turned left onto Workman Street before crossing onto Black Street.

Police pursued the driver, Lindsey Phillips Jr., 45, as he drove onto Flint Street Extension before turning onto Marshall Street, where he crashed into a telephone pole and a storm drain, the report states.

Phillips got out the car and began running behind several houses and jumping fences, the report states. Other officers arrived and combed the area before a policeman found Phillips hiding behind a shed on Marshall Street.

He was arrested and charged with failing to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension, the report states. He is held at the York County Detention Center on a $15,000 bond.

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