IVA, SC (WSPA) – The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating after a suspect was shot and killed by a deputy following a chase in Anderson County.
Alexander Chance Partain, 31, died Tuesday at the scene in Iva. It started when an Anderson County Sheriff’s Office deputy tried to stop a car near Bascomb Road and Sexton Gin Road Tuesday afternoon.
Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper says Bascomb jumped from the vehicle as it rounded a curve on Bascomb Road and ran into a wooded area. A deputy chased the suspect into the woods.
Investigators say the deputy struggled with Partain while trying to arrest him. They say the deputy was cut on his head, but able to defend himself by firing and wounding Partain.
The suspect died at the scene. The sheriff’s deputy was released from a hospital Tuesday after suffering a head injury.
“We are thankful that one of our own was not killed or seriously injured today,” Anderson County Sheriff John Skipper said.
SLED says there is no video of the incident. The deputy is now on administrative leave. The agency will send a report on the incident to the 10th Circuit Solicitor’s Office when it’s complete.
Anderson deputies detained a woman who they say was driving the car.
Madison Brook Lewis, 23, of Iva was charged with failure to stop for blue lights. Lewis is being held at the Anderson County Detention Center on $5,000 bond.
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