Crime

Rock Hill felon, jailed for ramming troopers on I-77, accused in federal drug sting

Elontrae Ali Glenn
Elontrae Ali Glenn Chester County Sheriff’s Office

Police did not have far to look to arrest one of 45 people charged in North Carolina Tuesday in a drug and gun raid.

Elontrae Ali Glenn, a convicted drug dealer from Rock Hill, is already in jail in Chester County, where he was accused last month of ramming two South Carolina troopers while driving a car filled with stolen guns and bulletproof vests.

Federal court documents allege Glenn was dealing drugs in Charlotte three times in in May. He had been released on bond from April 2017 York County drug charges.

Federal documents allege that police in North Carolina seized a shotgun from Glenn, six days before he pleaded guilty in York County to selling ecstasy in South Carolina.

Glenn, 23, was charged Tuesday on indictments for heroin possession with intent to distribute and possession of a gun by a convicted felon, police and jail records show.

Police confirmed to The Herald that Glenn was arrested Jan. 27, and accused of ramming two S.C. Highway Patrol cars in a high speed chase on Interstate 77 in Chester County.

Glenn led troopers on a chase at speeds in excess of 90 mph for more than 10 miles on northbound I-77. He was stopped by troopers who broke the car windows with batons.

In the car, police found nine stolen guns and two bulletproof vests. Glenn was charged in that incident with possession of stolen goods, two weapons charges and failure to stop for police.

In April 2017, Glenn was arrested in Rock Hill with more than 160 doses of ecstasy. He was convicted on Oct. 30 of possession with intent to distribute, and sentenced to one year probation under South Carolina’s youthful offender laws, court records show.

Glenn was released from a North Carolina prison in late 2016, following Meckleneburg County convictions for weapons, larceny and other crimes that date to 2013, court records show.

Blaine Pleming, the 16th Circuit assistant solicitor who prosecuted Glenn in York County, said Glenn’s criminal record was known at the time of the plea. He said Glenn’s alleged involvement in ongoing North Carolina crimes was not known to local officials.

Glenn was the victim of a crime in August, said his lawyer in the Rock Hill drug case. Mark Mckinnon, 16th Circuit assistant public defender, said Glenn was shot in the face in North Carolina.

McKinnon said that he was not made aware by law enforcement officials of any ongoing investigation into Glenn at the time he pleaded guilty to the York County drug charges.

Glenn remains in the Chester jail without bond with holds from other law enforcement agencies, said Robert Sprouse, Chester County chief deputy.

One of those is a federal hold from Glenn’s probation on the drug charges and his January arrest in Chester, said Pete O’Boyle, spokesman for S.C. Probation, Parole and Pardon Services.

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