Man rams police car with stolen car, led police on chase says report

Austin Tyler Thomason

GREENVILLE CO., S.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are looking for a man who rammed a patrol car, began a car chase, and then ditched the stolen vehicle and ran, according to the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded to a call at about 12:00 p.m. Wednesday about a disturbance at Pete’s Restaurant on Piedmont Highway.

When they arrived on the scene, they found a car that had been stolen from Anderson County.

The deputies positioned their patrol car to block in the suspect’s car, according to the sheriff’s office.

The suspect inside the stolen car has been identified as 24-year-old Austin Tyler Thomason.

When one of the deputies got out of the patrol car to approach Thomason’s vehicle, Thomason rammed the deputy’s car and took off, the sheriff’s office says.

They say Thomason then bailed from the car at the intersection of Arden Road and Holland Ford Road.

Deputies used K-9’s and air support in their attempt to find Thomason.

They say he has multiple active warrants with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office and the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office.

They are still actively searching for Thomason.

No deputies were hurt in the incident.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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