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Simpsonville PD: 2 juveniles charged with attempted murder, accused of trying to run police officer off road

Brittany Jordan



Simpsonville, SC (FOX Carolina) — Simpsonville police said two juveniles have been charged with attempted murder after attempting to run a police officer’s patrol vehicle off the road on Sunday.

Police said they attempted to stop a vehicle on Neely Ferry Road near Blakely Road after the vehicle had been connected to a string of car break-ins and other thefts in the city.

A press release states the driver attempted to run one of the police vehicles off the roadway when

Officers tried to pull the kids over.

A brief chase ensued and ended when police collided with another vehicle not involved in the chase near Neely Ferry and Standing Springs roads.

“All people in the collision were transported to local hospitals, treated and released. The officer was treated for minor injuries,” city spokesman Justin Campbell said in a news release. He did not know the condition of the people in the other car.

The suspects did not stop and police said Greenville County deputies were able to track them down and take them into custody on the 800 block of Mullinax Drive near Brooks Drive in the Mauldin area.

“The suspects, whose names will not be released because they are juveniles, are in the custody of the Sheriff’s Office and have been charged with attempted murder, failure to stop for blue lights, reckless driving, possession of stolen property and illegal acts during a state of emergency,” Campbell said.

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Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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