A man led York police on a car and foot chase Monday afternoon, ending when police found him hiding in a wooded area and forced him out at gunpoint.
William Dewayne White, 21, of Richburg has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident and failing to stop for police, according to a York police report. He is also charged with giving false information to police and third-degree assault and battery from a different agency, according to police documents.
York officers were conducting surveillance on White Monday afternoon because he was wanted for probation violations, according to the report. An officer saw White drive to a California Street address, and the officer attempted to use his unmarked patrol car to block White from parking, turning on the car’s blue lights.
As he drove toward him, White drove over the grass and jumped a curb and led police on a car chase, the report states. He led them on California Street at a high rate of speed, running at least one red light.
White, who had gotten ahead of officers, crashed his car near the entrance of a York apartment complex, the report states.
A K9 unit arrived, but because of the amount of people at the scene, the dog couldn’t find a track, the report states. The search ended near U.S. 321 and Blessed Hope Road.
Later, a woman reported seeing a man hiding near the wooded area of the apartments, according to the report. White was found and told to step out of the woods at gunpoint.
He was then charged. He is in Moss Justice Center awaiting $1,410 bond.