SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – Arcadia Elementary School is off lockdown Thursday morning.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says several suspects bailed out a car after a chase and crash ended near the school.
Old Greenville Road was blocked between Highway 295 and Fairforest Road following the crash.
A warrant officer with the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office spotted a wanted suspect in a car with five other people in the parking lot of the Big Bear convenience store in Una, Lt. Kevin Bobo said in a statement.
A sixth person was pumping gas.
The officer said the passenger in the back seat looked like a man with an attempted murder charge in Spartanburg Co.
He said the man saw him and pulled his hoof over his head so he couldn’t see his face.
The officer said he drove by to get a better look and the man pumping gas jumped in the driver seat and sped off.
The brief chase ended near Arcadia Elementary School where the vehicle crashed and overturned.
Five of the 6 suspects fled on foot.
Deputies had captured three suspect as of 11:20 a.m.
They determined the male left in the car was just picked up and they released him to his parents after he was checked out at the hospital.
George Humphrey and Kenshawn Shippy were caught in the wood near the accident scene.
Officers determined that the car was stolen from Charlotte.
Shippy and Humphrey were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.
Spartanburg School District 6 was asked to put Arcadia Elementary School on lockdown out of an abundance of caution.
The lockdown lasted about an hour before it was lifted.
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