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Deputies: Suspect located, arrested following assault at Simpsonville Chick-fil-A drive-thru, chase

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Travis Preston Bryant (Source: GCSO) Travis Preston Bryant (Source: GCSO)
Investigators searching for suspect in woods off Grandview Dr. (Source: Eyewitness) Investigators searching for suspect in woods off Grandview Dr. (Source: Eyewitness)
Scene at Chick-fil-A following domestic incident. (Source: Eyewitness) Scene at Chick-fil-A following domestic incident. (Source: Eyewitness)
Grandview Drive blocked after crash (Nov. 7, 2017/FOX Carolina) Grandview Drive blocked after crash (Nov. 7, 2017/FOX Carolina)
SIMPSONVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Investigators say a man accused of leading deputies and Simpsonville police on a chase following a domestic incident in an Upstate Chick-fil-A drive-thru on Tuesday has been located and arrested.

Greenville County Deputies and Simpsonville Police initially responded to the scene of the Chick-fil-A on Fairview Road just before 3:30 p.m. after a woman was assaulted in the parking lot. 

A deputy was in the drive through at the time of the incident and witnessed the victim fall out of the vehicle during the fight. The deputy then attempted to initiate a traffic stop, but the suspect fled the scene in the victim's vehicle, officials confirmed.

The suspect struck a juvenile victim while leaving the scene, police said. The juvenile victim was taken to the hospital, was treated for her injuries and was released, police said. 

Deputies then began pursuing the suspect before he wrecked on Grandview Drive, dispatchers said. After the crash, the suspect fled into the woods on foot.

K9 officers were dispatched to aid in the search, alarming many residents in nearby neighborhoods who noticed the large police presence.

"I was kind of nervous trying to figure out what was going on," said resident Cheryl Benish.

She said her first thought was her kids, she wanted to know if her family was in danger.

"I have two children in the house so I don't want anybody roaming the neighborhood or causing any trouble," Benish said.

"We were thinking lets go inside and lock our doors,” said resident Lisa Alli. “If you have a weapon maybe get that close to hand."

Deputies said the search for the suspect was unsuccessful but announced Wednesday that warrants had been signed for Travis Preston Bryant. The warrants include two counts of failure to stop for blue light and two counts of reckless driving.

Simpsonville police were also investigating charges related to the initial assault.

On Saturday, Bryant was located and arrested. He was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center on the following charges and subsequent surety bond amounts:

  • violation of probation - $5,000
  • two counts reckless driving - $500 each
  • two counts failure to stop for blue lights - $500
  • 3rd degree assault and battery - $1,000
  • 2nd degree assault and battery - $2,000
  • use of vehicle without consent - $3,000
  • hit and run/unattended vehicle - $1,000
  • DUI 1st/non DUI - $300 recognizance bond met
  • leaving scene of accident with damage - $100 recognizance bond met

There is also an inmate hold on Bryant for use of vehicle without permission and simple assault.

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