Deputies charge suspect accused of assaulting deputy after carjacking

Published: Jul. 24, 2022 at 11:07 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 10:47 AM EDT
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GREENVILLE, S.C. (FOX Carolina) - The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office said a suspect is in custody after a carjacking incident near the 8600 block of White Horse Road.

Deputies said they responded to the scene at around 9:30 p.m. It was reported that the suspect was in the road trying to flag down vehicles passing by. Eventually, the suspect supposedly took a car from a victim by threatening them with an unknown object.

According to deputies, they spotted the suspect at a nearby QT about ten minutes after the incident happened. The suspect allegedly tried to drive away but crashed into another person’s car.

Deputies said the suspect then took off on foot and assaulted at least one deputy before they were finally able to take him into custody.

The suspect, 22-year-old Ilish Rodriguez, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and is facing the following charges:

Ilish Rodriguez
Ilish Rodriguez(Greenville County Detention Center)
  • Carjacking
  • Two counts of resisting arrest
  • Reckless driving
  • Failure to stop for blue light

Stay tuned for more information.