Police: Rock Hill man ‘exhausted’ after running from officers

After racing through yards and leaping over fences, a Rock Hill man police chased on foot complained of chest pains and trouble breathing early Friday because he was “simply exhausted” from his run, police said.

Police at about 2 a.m. tried stopping a silver Honda that made an improper left turn from Main Street onto Dave Lyle Boulevard, a Rock Hill police report states. The driver of the car accelerated once officers activated their blue lights and sirens. Per Rock Hill Police’s chase policy, the officer disengaged a pursuit but continued to watch as the car sped down Dave Lyle and then turn right onto Willowbrook Avenue.

Once turning right, he drove off the road, police reported, and hit a telephone pole guy wire. The driver, identified as Jakwavin White, 21, ran out the car and headed south on Willowbrook before he went east North Confederate Avenue. Police chased White as he ran through neighbors’ yards and jumped over fences to evade capture.

An officer finally caught up with White in woods on Annafrel Street, the report states. Police was taken to the Rock Hill jail, where he complained of chest pain and difficulty breathing. Paramedics evaluated White and determined that he was “simply exhausted form his run.” He was cited for failure to stop for blue lights and siren and making an improper turn.