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Police: 5 detained, 1 charged after chase ends in Anderson

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Amelio Mendel Lyons (Source: Anderson PD) Amelio Mendel Lyons (Source: Anderson PD)
ANDERSON, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Multiple people were taken into custody in Anderson Wednesday night after a pursuit, said police.

According to an incident report, an officer was patrolling in the area of S Fant Street ad Cleveland Ave when he observed a red Mitsubishi Gallant fail to signal for a turn, accelerate at a high rate of speed and then flee after a traffic stop was initiated.

A vehicle pursuit began and abruptly ended in front of a residence at the corner of E Hampton Street ad S Manning Street, where the report says five individuals exited the vehicle.

The incident report says the officer then drew his firearm, and ordered all subjects to lay on the ground, to which they complied. All five were then detained.

The officer said he then made contact with the driver, Amelio Lyons, who told him he knew the officer was behind him, but fled because he was nervous due to his license being suspended.

Inside the vehicle, the officer said he observed an open 16 oz. bottle of Bud Light n plain sight.                                                                           

Lyons was then taken into custody and charged with failure to stop for blue lights, open container of beer and DUS 1st. The other four individuals were released, and the suspect vehicle was towed.

Lyons was booked into Spartanburg City Detention Center, and was released Thursday around 8:26 p.m.

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