UNION — Two men are facing drug and other charges following a high-speed chase of more than 10 miles and then an attempt by one of them to flee on foot.
Lacy Dwayne Beasley, 113 Woodmont Drive, Boiling Springs is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with improper vehicle license, open container, unsafe tires, trespass after notice, and attempting to purchase a controlled substance while Terry Lynn Dillard, 37, 113 Woodmont Drive, Boiling Springs is charged with attempt to possess Ephedrine.
The incident report states that a deputy was contacted Wednesday afternoon by UCSO narcotics investigators and advised that there were two men in Walmart buying Pseudoephedrine and that the sheriff’s office had an arrest warrant for one of them. The deputy then took up position in the Walmart parking lot and was advised that the two were getting into a dark blue hatchback car parked in Aisle 4. The deputy saw a vehicle matching that description and pulled in behind it as it drove around the parking lot. The deputy was also advised that the person who was on the phone relaying this information to the investigators had said that a marked vehicle was behind the two suspects.
The report states that the deputy initiated a traffic stop on the men’s car as it was approaching the intersection with SC 215 nearest Ace hardware store. It states the deputy saw the driver of the vehicle, described as a white male with a bandanna on his head later identified as Beasley, looking at the deputy through the rear view mirror. The driver then abruptly accelerated traveling along SC 215 toward the Meansville Road.
The deputy then began pursuing the vehicle which turned on to Meansville Road and then left on West Springs Highway driving straight on to Sulphur Springs Road. The report states that Beasley then turned left into the driveway of Sulphur Springs Road, which is described as a hunt camp, in an apparent attempt to lose the pursuing deputy.
The report states that the deputy found the vehicle parked on a food plot on a tractor trail. It states that Dillard was still near the vehicle and was taken into custody without further incident. Beasley, however, had ran into the woods.
The K-9 Unit was called to the scene to assist and located Beasley several hundred yards from his car and took him into custody as well.
Narcotics investigators were also called to the scene and the case was subsequently turned over to them for further investigation.
Beasley’s car is described as a dark blue 2000 Ford Focus Hatchback bearing the South Carolina tag number 3623HR. The report stated that a check of the license plate showed that it should have been on a 1989 Lincoln Town Car. Both vehicles were owned by Beasley.
The report states that inside the Ford was an open container of Bud Light Beer as well as a quantity of narcotics-related items. In addition, the report states deputies noted that the tires on the car were well past their service life, having no tread left. It further states that the property Beasley entered was clearly marked with “No Trespassing” signs at the point where he entered it.
Dillard and Beasley were transported to the Union County Jail and the report states that additional warrants will be obtained charging Beasley with failure to stop for a blue light.
The report states that the pursuit of Beasley and Dillard covered a distance of 10.6 miles. There was, however, no damage or personal injury of any of the persons involved in the chase.
Sheriff David Taylor said Friday morning that more charges will be forthcoming against Beasley and Dillard. He added that his office has learned that Dillard is also wanted on charges in Spartanburg and Greenville.
Charles Warner can be reached at 864-762-4090.