Warrants: Upstate teen charged after leading troopers on chase, evading arrest, injuring deputy

Dellutri Simpson. (Source: GCSO)

An Upstate man is behind bars after deputies say he led investigators on a chase, resulting in a crash and an injured deputy over the weekend.

Deputies say at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, Highway Patrol troopers began a vehicle pursuit with 18-year-old Dellutri Simpson of Lyman, which ended in a collision on Mauldin Road. Following the collision, a foot chase ensued.

Greenville County Deputies were called in to assist and K9 officers were also brought along to help locate the suspect, but they were unsuccessful.

A short while later, deputies spotted Simpson and a foot chase began. During the pursuit, Simpson attempted to evade capture, deputies say, and he made entry in a residence and crossed property fences before being cornered on a fence in a backyard of Crosby Circle.

Simpson resisted arrest again and struck one of the deputies before he was subdued and arrested, they said.

The deputy was transported to the hospital and is expected to recover. The deputy’s injuries included a broken nose, fractured orbital socket, laceration above the right eye and a serious concussion, per arrest warrants.

Simpson was charged with the following: Resisting arrest w/assault/injury Assault & Battery 1st degree Burglary 2nd degreeAdditional charges are being pursued by Highway Patrol.

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