Newberry deputies arrest 2 burglary suspects following police chase

Search underway for burglary suspects

NEWBERRY, SC (WIS) - Deputies in Newberry County have arrested two of the three burglary suspects after they got away following a police chase in the area of Oxner Road and Highway 34.

The three suspects fled from a Whitmire Police Department officer on Monday afternoon and a chase ensued around 3:30 p.m.

The suspects, two males and one female, were being sought for their connection to several burglaries. During the chase, the suspects started throwing stolen items from the vehicle, police said. They were driving a black Mitsubishi SUV.

Donald Andrew Price II, 29, was the first of the three to be arrested. Price was taken into custody by Whitmire Police after he was found hiding in a house in Whitmire. Price was also wanted in Union County for burglary, larceny, and violation of probation.

Donald Andrew Price II (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Donald Andrew Price II (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)

Price was also wanted in Union County for burglary, larceny, and violation of probation.

Saleena Brooke Peek, 31, of Newberry, was arrested Monday around 6:30 p.m. in the area of Oxner Road. She was charged with trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected.

Saleena Brooke Peek, 31, of Newberry, was arrested yesterday (February 18) at about 6:30pm in the area of Oxner Road. She was charged with Trespassing and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected. (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Saleena Brooke Peek, 31, of Newberry, was arrested yesterday (February 18) at about 6:30pm in the area of Oxner Road. She was charged with Trespassing and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Additional charges are expected. (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)

The final suspect has been identified as Charles Eugene Buckhannon II, 42, of Newberry. Buckhannon was the driver of the vehicle and warrants are being obtained for his arrest. Anyone with any information about the location of Buckhannon is asked to call 911 immediately.

Charles Eugene Buckhannon II, 42. (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)
Charles Eugene Buckhannon II, 42. (Source: Newberry County Sheriff's Office)

The three suspects fled from a Whitmire Police Department officer Monday afternoon. They fled the officer in Whitmire and a chase ensued. The suspects were being sought for their connection to several burglaries. During the chase, the suspects started throwing stolen items from the vehicle.

Anyone seeing suspicious activity in the area should call 911 or Crimestoppers immediately.

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