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Deputies catch man who crashed into airport fence after avoiding traffic stop
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC - After an hour-long manhunt, deputies caught a man they say attempted to avoid a deputy during a traffic stop Monday morning.

The Newberry County Sheriff's Office was conducting a traffic safety check point on Airport Road around 11:00 when a vehicle turned around to avoid the check point. A deputy gave chase and the vehicle wrecked into the fence of the Newberry County Airport.

The suspect, 33-year-old Kelvin Kibler of Newberry, then fled on foot across the airport property, scaled a fence and ran into the woods between Highway 76 and the Country Club of Newberry, deputies said.

Officers and bloodhounds saturated the area and were able to contain the suspect to a relatively small area allowing the bloodhounds to concentrate in that area.

A citizen from the golf course saw the suspect attempt to cross a portion of the golf course and contacted law enforcement, who were very nearby. Kibler was taken into custody around noon. Deputies say that it was the tight perimeter and sounds of the bloodhounds approaching that forced the suspect from the wooded area where he was hiding.

The vehicle chase was very brief as the suspect quickly wrecked the vehicle after the pursuit began, deputies said. The suspect vehicle was the only vehicle involved in the collision.

Kibler is charged with Driving Under Suspension 2nd Offense, Reckless Driving, and Resisting Arrest.

Source: http://newberry.wistv.com/news/crime/49396-deputies-catch-man-who-crashed-airport-fence-after-avoiding-traffic-stop

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