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Suspect flees on foot, escapes

An attempted traffic stop turned into a foot chase Wednesday morning as a suspect wanted on multiple warrants jumped from his car and fled on foot into the woods.

An attempted traffic stop turned into a foot chase Wednesday morning as a suspect wanted on multiple warrants jumped from his car and fled on foot into the woods.

At this time, the suspect is still on the loose.

Due to the ongoing nature of the investigation, Butler County Sheriff Kenny Harden declined to release further information about the suspect.

“We are going to try and get him,” Harden said.

The chase began when a deputy with the Butler County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make the traffic stop after recognizing the suspect, according to Harden.

“(An officer with the Sheriff’s office) attempted to stop him,” Harden said. “We had some warrants him, and they turned into Haygood Drive. They turned in behind a house, he jumped out of the car while it was running, let it wreck and fled on foot, and so far we have not got him.”

Both the BCSO and the Greenville Police Department were involved in the pursuit of the suspect.

The foot chase started along Hwy. 185 North behind Marvin’s Building Materials and Home Center, Greenville Police Department Lt. Justin Lovvorn said.

“The Sheriff’s (Office) started the chase and three Greenville units went to help because it was inside the city limits,” Lovvorn said.