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Coroner, SLED investigating man's death after police chase in Wellford

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WELLFORD, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The Spartanburg County Coroner's Office is investigating the death of a man after a police chase in Wellford.

The coroner said officers began chasing 53-year-old Jackson Edge near Reids Residential Care facility on Old Spartanburg Highway when he fell and said he was having chest pains.

Edge later became incapacitated and was transported via EMS to Spartanburg Regional, where he died just after midnight on Sunday. Edge was a resident of Christopher Street in Duncan.

An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Wellford Police Chief David Green said two officers responded to a call of prowling on the 100 block of Dodd Street. When they arrived they made contact with Edge, who was sweating heavily and acting suspicious, he continued.

Green said officers then tried to detain Edge but he resisted arrest and a short foot chase took place, he said.

Soon after, Edge tripped and fell and stopped breathing, Green continued, he then presented a what looked to be a glass crack pipe at the officers. Officers performed CPR and administered Narcan to Edge.

The suspect was never arrested. EMS was called to take Edge to the hospital where he later died, Green confirmed.

The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is conducting a joint investigation into the case.

Edge was bonded out of Spartanburg on May 26 for indecent exposure, the chief said.

Stay with FOX Carolina for details on this developing story.

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