Report: Rock Hill man arrested for crack possession after police chase

A Rock Hill man was recently arrested by York County sheriff’s deputies for failing to stop for a blue light, then fleeing on foot.

Officers with the York County Multijurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit saw a car driving left of center on Hwy. 321 in York. The car, driven by George Leach, didn’t stop after the officers used their blue lights and sirens and turned onto Sharon Road, according to a sheriff’s office report.

Deputies used stop sticks on Sharon Road to end the chase. Then, Leach reportedly got out and ran away on foot.

A K-9 unit tracked Leach and found he had removed the shirt he had been wearing. A deputy was able to find Leach a short while later.

Leach, who has prior convictions for drugs and failing to stop for blue lights and does not have a valid driver’s license, was also in possession of crack, digital scales and packaging materials, along with some cash and a cell phone, the report states. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack, failure to stop for a blue light, driving under suspension and driving left of center.

He is currently in custody at the York County Detention Center. His bond was denied.