BOILING SPRINGS, SC (WSPA) – A man has been charged in a police chase and crash that involved seven vehicles, including two Spartanburg County deputy vehicles.
Joshua Keith Fisher, 22, of Ridgeville Church Road in Inman is charged with armed robbery, housebreaking, grand larceny, failure to stop, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.
The Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to a disturbance with a weapon on Ridgeville Church Road Tuesday after someone reported that a suspect with a pistol had fired a round.
Deputies saw the suspect’s vehicle on Ridgeville Church Road and attempted to stop him, but he fled the scene.
The suspect hit a tractor trailer and car on Highway 9 near Business I-85, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Troopers say a parked car was also hit as a result of the accident.
Deputies say Fisher appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine at the time of the crash and he was taken to the hospital. Troopers say two others were also taken to the hospital.
The officers who responded to the disturbance call were in a separate traffic accident. Troopers say a deputy tried to cross in front of another deputy’s SUV and hit it. When that happened, the accident was pushed into a third unit.
Fisher was arrested Thursday after his release from the hospital.
He’s in the Spartanburg County jail under $55,000 bond.