Bond denied for suspect allegedly involved in crash that left Sumter officer injured

The officer was injured after an accident at a S.C. highway.
Published: Mar. 16, 2023 at 8:21 AM EDT
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SUMTER COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - Officers said bond has been denied for a man after a high-speed chase where an officer was injured in Sumter County.

The Sumter Police Department said 40-year-old Andre Laquan Anderson was arrested after being chased by multiple agencies at U.S. 76/378 bypass.

Detectives say the officer who was injured is still in stable condition in a Columbia hospital. The South Carolina Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the crash.

On Wednesday, March 15, Sumter police were called to a home at Willow Drive where shots were fired at the house said detectives. A Sumter County Sheriff’s Office deputy then spotted a vehicle described in the shooting and tried to stop it.

Anderson did not stop for the deputy according to investigators, a high-speed chase to capture Anderson then began with both deputies and officers chasing him until his vehicle crashed on North Pike West at U.S. 521 North.

Anderson then ran into the woods before he was captured said authorities. He is being charged with attempted murder, discharging a firearm into a dwelling, unlawful carry of a pistol, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime. Additional charges by the city are pending.

Sumter Sheriff’s Department said Anderson’s gun was found in the woods.

Anderson also faces charges by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and an unrelated failure to stop charge by the S.C. Highway Patrol. He is being held at the local detention center.


The Sumter Police Department is reporting an officer was injured after a crash on a South Carolina highway.

Officers say the accident happened around 7:45 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, at Highway 378.

Chief Russell F. Roark, III said the officer was flown to a Columbia hospital where he is in stable condition. The Sumter Police Department says the investigation is being handed off to the South Carolina Highway Patrol Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team.

This is a developing story and WIS will make updates as more information becomes available.

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