2 arrested following chase, shots fired at Anderson Co. deputies


Monica Craigo and Christopher Lewallen (Source: Anderson Co. Detention Center)

ANDERSON Co., S.C. (WSPA) – Two people were arrested Tuesday following a chase during which shots were fired at deputies.

Anderson County deputies attempted to stop a car Tuesday morning on River Road near Interstate 85.

The driver, identified as Christopher E. Lewallen of Greenville, refused to pull over and a chase started.

During the chase, deputies checked the vehicle’s license plate and learned the car had been reported as stolen.

The chase ended on Iler Street near Anderson Road after a tire deflation device was used, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said ACSO K9s were used to get Lewallen into custody. He was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

During an investigation, deputies learned Lewallen had been shooting at deputies during the chase.

The car, license plate and gun had all been reported stolen, according to the sheriff’s office.

Lewallen has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery, possession of stolen vehicle, possession of weapon during a violent crime and possession of a stolen handgun. The Anderson County Detention Center’s website said he is being held for two other agencies.

Monica S. Craigo of Greer was a passenger in the car during the chase. She has been charged with third-degree assault and was also booked into the Anderson County Detention Center. According to online jail records, Craigo is being held for another agency.

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