Midlands Crimestoppers | 1-888-CRIME-SC
Midlands Crimestoppers
Home
News
About
Contact Crime Stoppers
Crime Stoppers FAQ
Donate to Crime Stoppers
Submit a Tip to Crimestoppers (New Window)
Home  |  News  |  Burglaries, Chase End With Suspect Tased

Burglaries, Chase End With Suspect Tased
Thursday, October 16, 2014

 
Newberry, SC (WLTX) -- Newberry County Deputies say two burglaries led to a high speed chase and a suspect being tased for resisting arrest.

Christopher Blake Shirey, 23, is accused of breaking into Wilson's Grocery on Highway 176 in Pomaria Monday night and breaking into another building and taking guns from inside.

Deputies say Wilson's Grocery was closed at the time and that Shirey fired two gunshots through the front door in order to get into the building. A deputy responding to a different burglary on Highway 176 noticed Shirey's vehicle leaving the area. Investigators say Shirey would not pull over and drove up to 80-miles-per-hour while trying to get away from deputies.

They say the chase stretched 8 miles, and the suspect drove on logging roads and power line right of ways to try to lose the pursing deputies. A SLED helicopter joined in the pursuit. That helicopter was already in the area helping in a search for a missing hunter.

Deputies say the chase ended when Shirey stopped at a relative's house. After being confronted, deputies say Shirey resisted arrest and was tased before being taken into custody. Shirey has blood on his face in his mugshot, but deputies say he was not injured in the arrest.

Deputies say they found rifles stolen from the home on Highway 176 inside Shirey's vehicle as well as a small amount of marijuana, an open beer and items stolen from Wilson's Grocery.

Shirey is charged with two counts of Burglary 2nd Degree, Failure to Stop for a Law Enforcement Vehicle, Resisting Arrest, Driving Under Suspension 3rd Offense, Simple Possession, Operating Uninsured Vehicle, Open Container, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Bond for Shirey was set at $31,500.

Source: http://www.wltx.com/story/news/crime/2014/10/15/burglary-chase-end-with-suspect-tased/17326709/

If you, or someone you know, have any information regarding any crime, you are encouraged to contact Crimestoppers. You could earn a reward up to $1,000.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Texters can send anonymous tips to CRIMES (274637), and mark the beginning of the message with "TIPSC". Text STOP to 274637 to cancel. Text HELP to 274637 for help. Msg&Data Rates May Apply.


Notice about comments:

Comments left on this site are NOT ANONYMOUS.

Crimestoppers does not take information on crimes here or via standard email because we cannot guarantee your anonymity. Any information sent to us through comments will NOT be acted upon and will be removed. Please call 1-888-CRIME-SC, or use our online tip form to give information anonymously to Crimestoppers.


More from Midlands Crimestoppers



DO NOT attempt to approach, detain, follow or arrest any individual based on this web site's information. As information becomes dated it may become less accurate. Because some wanted persons are being sought for crimes of violence, or are known to be armed, all wanted persons should be considered dangerous. If you have information regarding the identity or whereabouts of any wanted person immediately contact Crime Stoppers or notify your local law enforcement agency.

Site Design & Maintenance:
CharlestonImage.com
CharlestonImage.com

© Copyright Midlands Crimestoppers. All Rights Reserved.