2 arrested after police chase ends in crash in Campobello

Michael Owensby, left, and Andy James Hannah II, right, are facing charges after a police chase on Thursday (Source: Spartanburg Co. Detention Facility)

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) –  Officers with three police departments and the S.C. Highway Patrol were involved in a chase that ended in a crash.

The chase began in Lyman around 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Lyman Police Chief Jay Hayes says an officer attempted to make a vehicle stop, but the suspect fled.

The News Leader of Landrum reports the pursuit continued on Highway 14 into Gowensville and continued to Highway 11 and onto Highway 176 where the vehicle crashed behind Campobello Town Hall.

Chief Hayes said the wreck ended when the suspect crashed into a building in Campobello and was captured after a short foot chase.

Two people were arrested following the crash.

Lyman police identified the suspects as Michael James Owensby, 24, of Chesnee and Andy James Hannah II, 24, of Spartanburg.

Owensby is charged with failing to stop for blue lights, reckless driving, possession of drug, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension third offense.

Hannah is charged with giving false information and had two active warrants from Spartanburg County, according to Chief Hayes. 

Both men remained in the Spartanburg County jail as of Friday morning.


CREDIT: Tricia Taber/The News Leader of Landrum
CREDIT: Tricia Taber/The News Leader of Landrum
CREDIT: Tricia Taber/The News Leader of Landrum

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