Ex-police chief accused of robbery wounded during chase


PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) – A former South Carolina police chief on probation for robbing a bank in 2017 is accused of robbing another bank and leading authorities on a car chase that ended when he was shot at and wounded.

News outlets report former Williamston police chief Richard Edward Inman was charged last week with offenses including armed robbery.

Authorities say he robbed a Pawleys Island bank by presenting a note that demanded money. He then led authorities on a car chase that ended when Charleston and Georgetown sheriff’s deputies shot at him. Inman suffered non-life-threatening injuries. It’s unclear if he was shot or wounded by debris.

Inman resigned as chief in 2011 at the request of the town’s then-mayor over racist Facebook messages. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating.

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