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Deputies: Meth, guns found after 2-county chase ends in Greenville

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Deputies say the Pickens County chase ended in Greenville County on South Washington Avenue. (Aug. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies say the Pickens County chase ended in Greenville County on South Washington Avenue. (Aug. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina)
James Pope (Source: Pickens Co. Detention Center) James Pope (Source: Pickens Co. Detention Center)
Deputies say the Pickens County chase ended in Greenville County on South Washington Avenue. (Aug. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina) Deputies say the Pickens County chase ended in Greenville County on South Washington Avenue. (Aug. 7, 2014/FOX Carolina)
Deputies say they found these weapons at the chase scene. (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office) Deputies say they found these weapons at the chase scene. (Source: Pickens Co. Sheriff's Office)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Pickens County deputies said they were investigating drug activity leading to a two-county chase on Thursday in which one person was arrested but another got away.

Dispatchers said the pursuit ended on South Washington Avenue at South Florida Avenue in Greenville County just before 10 p.m.

Chief Deputy Creed Hashe said deputies were investigating the alleged drug activity around Fish Trap Road, and when a car spotted them, it started to flee the area so deputies tried to stop it.

The driver fled, driving along U.S. 123 toward Greenville, Hashe said. He said the chase reached speeds of 65 mph, but the stolen Nissan Altima eventually came to a stop on South Washington Avenue as the car became disabled, slowing down from 25 to 35 mph.

The driver and passenger started running away, but deputies caught the driver. Deputies identified him as James Pope, 56. Hashe said the passenger, 43-year-old Tracy Renee Scivedge, was able to get away.

Deputies said they found meth inside a purse along with two guns that were thrown from the car along South Florida Avenue.

According to deputies, Pope was charged with disregarding a stop light, failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension second offense, unlawful use of another vehicle license plate, two counts of unlawful possession of a firearm and from Greenville County, auto theft and possession of other stolen property.

Hashe said the case remains under investigation and charges are expected to be filed against Scivedge.

Deputies said the initial drug investigation was prompted by complaints from the community.

"This incident is exactly the type of criminal behavior that our citizens have banned together to report," Sheriff Rick Clark said. "The communities within Pickens County will no longer stand by and allow thieves and drug users to tear down our community. The Sheriff's Office is committed to fighting this battle for Pickens County residents."

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