Graves run over as subject flees traffic stop, deputies say

Troopers say a man went through a cemetery during a pursuit involving Anderson Co. deputies (WSPA).

ANDERSON CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A man is in custody after leading deputies on a chase through a cemetery in Belton.

Detective Nikki Carson with the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy noticed suspicious activity on Wednesday morning.

A man was observed near a home under construction on Milford Road with construction material loaded on a truck that was reportedly stolen, Carson said.

Tracey Gaine Owens
Tracey Gaine Owens

The deputy attempted to stop the driver, but he fled.

The man drove through a cemetery near Bethany Baptist Church in the getaway attempt, hitting multiple headstones in the process, according to officials.

After driving through the cemetery, troopers say the driver turned onto Fagg Road. The pursuit ended when he crashed into a tree.

The driver has been taken to the hospital.

Tracey Gaine Owens is charged with:

Failure to Stop for Blue Light
DNA REQRSG Value $10,000 or More
Larceny/Petit or Simply Larceny $2,000 or less
DNA REQPOSS Firearm by Convicted Violent Felon

Troopers say a man went through a cemetery during a pursuit involving Anderson Co. deputies (WSPA).