The Georgetown Police Department arrested a Greenwood man after he fled from a traffic stop in Georgetown on Tuesday, June 13.
Around 11 a.m., officers observed a white Hyundai with expired registration traveling on North Bedford Street and conducted a traffic stop. When the officer contacted the driver, he fled on foot from the vehicle, but then managed to evade the officer and get back in the vehicle and drive away. Police pursued the Hyundai until collided with a fence on Lynch’s Lane, at which point the driver again fled on foot, but was taken into custody after an officer deployed a taser.
A search of the car revealed drug paraphernalia, about a gram of marijuana and a semi-automatic handgun. Further investigation revealed that the handgun had been reported stolen.
Paul Edwards, 30, of Greenwood, was arrested for disregarding a police officer signal, malicious mischief by a motor vehicle, aggressive driving, resisting arrest, carrying a concealed deadly weapon, receiving a stolen firearm, possession of marijuana and numerous other motor vehicle violations. Edwards was committed to Sussex Correctional Institution in lieu of $16,606 cash bond.