1 arrested after gun, meth, Michael Myers mask found after chase, says Greenville police

GREENVILLE, SC (WSPA) - Greenville Police Department officers arrested a man on drug possession and failure to stop charges following a brief chase Monday night.

According to a GPD Facebook post, officers were following a vehicle where a driver was suspected of being impaired and tried to make a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused to pull over.

Officers reportedly flashed their lights at the vehicle to remind them to turn on their headlights, but the vehicle did not react.

The vehicle then began driving erratically and the officers then turned on their lights.

According to the post, the vehicle was not able to stay in any traffic lanes and then drove through a median before crashing into another vehicle.

The driver of the vehicle -- later identified as Joshua Tyler -- then ran from the vehicle and officers warned him that K-9 Officer Sarge would likely bite him.

Sarge bit Tyler on his upper left arm and Tyler was apprehended.

Officers then learned that a passenger in the vehicle had escaped, but Tyler did give officers the passenger's identity.

A sawed-off shotgun without serial numbers was found in the center console during a search of the vehicle.

Several handguns, shotgun rounds, a set of scales a marijuana smoking pipe, two bags of methamphetamine, a Michael Myers mask and a brown wallet were also found during the search.

Tyler reportedly admitted to owning the sawed-off handgun and also admitted to using methamphetamine and marijuana.

He was charged with failure to stop for blue lights and possession of methamphetamine and marijuana.

According to the post, more warrants are pending for Tyler and the passenger, who has yet to be arrested.

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