William Durham (Source: Pickens Co. Detention Center)
EASLEY, SC (FOX Carolina) -
An Easley man is accused of fleeing from multiple officers, speeding and running a stop sign, all while driving with a 4-year-old boy in the car, according to deputies.
According to a Pickens County deputy's report, he spotted William Durham, 26, who he knew had active warrants.
The deputy pulled Durham's car over and when he got out of his patrol car, Durham sped off at a high speed, the report said.
The deputy gave chase, but Durham sped off, the report said. As Durham crossed through the intersection of Hester Store Road and Old Dacusville Road without stopping, the deputy noticed a child in the car so he called off the chase, according to the report.
While Durham drove off, another deputy tried to pull him over too, but he did not stop and another brief chase ensued, deputies said.
Not long after, a trooper called for backup along Rackley Mill Road where he had pulled over Durham but he fled on foot, according to the report.
Deputies spoke with Durham's passenger who said she and her son were in the car during the chase, the report said.
Deputies said Durham was eventually caught and arrested on charges of driving under suspension, child endangerment and failure to stop for a blue light among other outstanding warrants.
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