Greenville Co. deputy’s patrol car hit following chase

Carlos Mauricio Hernandez (Source: Greenville Co. Jail)

GREENVILLE Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A Greenville County deputy was hit by a suspect following a chase Wednesday.

A witness saw an SUV that had been reported stolen about two days ago and called the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies then pursued the vehicle and attempted to box in the vehicle before the driver intentionally crashed into the deputy’s patrol vehicle at Highway 291 and Keith Drive in Greenville.

Sergeant Ryan Flood with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as 36 year-old Carlos Mauricio Hernandez.

Hernandez remains in the Greenville County Detention Center without bond on several charges including attempted murder, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, weapons and traffic crimes, according to online jail records.

No injuries were reported in the crash.