Burglary suspect leads deputies on high speed chase

Burglary suspect leads deputies on high speed chase

NEWBERRY COUNTY, SC (WIS) - Newberry County deputies were led on a high-speed chase following the alleged burglary of a residence and local grocery store.

According to authorities, 23-year-old Christopher Blake Shirey broke into a building in Pomaria and took several rifles and other items. Later, the 23-year-old Shirey allegedly fired two shots through the front door of the store to get in and steal beer, tobacco and ammunition.

One Newberry County deputy arrived in the area to find a vehicle leaving the area at speeds in excess of 80 miles per hour. Officers chased Shirey while agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division assisted, who were on hand to help with a search of a missing hunter, assisted officers during the chase using a helicopter.

The chase lasted for nearly eight miles as the suspect used logging roads and power line right of ways before stopping at a relative's home, deputies said.

Authorities say Shirey was tased and taken into custody after resisting arrest. A judge set bond for Shirey at $31,500 on Tuesday.

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