I-26 high speed chase, carjacking ends in Spartanburg Co.


INMAN, SC (WSPA) – A suspect is in custody after a chase that reached speeds of up to 115 MPH on Interstate 26 and a carjacking in Spartanburg County.

According to the Spartanburg County Sheriff, the suspect crashed his car at Exit 15 on I-26 and ran to True Timber Camo where he carjacked an employee at gunpoint.

27-year-old Sayer Anthony-Spang Tamiso of Hampton, Maine was arrested and charged with Armed Robbery and Failure to Stop in Spartanburg County and Failure to Stop in Polk County.

The chase ended on Highway 176 when the Sheriff said Tamiso tried to hit deputies’ vehicles and a deputy was able to take out the suspect’s vehicle.

Three Spartanburg County patrol cars were damaged and one deputy was taken to the hospital with a back injury. He has been treated and released.

The chase started in Polk County after deputies there stopped a car, the driver got out of the car and when K-9 units arrived to search the car, the driver got back in and drove off. The car then led deputies to Spartanburg County.

Tamiso was denied bond overnight and will have his next court appearance in July.

Watch the full news conference with the Spartanburg Co. Sheriff:

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