Search called off for wanted man who dragged deputy by vehicle in Greenville Co.


GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Greenville County Sheriff’s Office officials said a search has been called off for a man, wanted on warrants in another county, who reportedly dragged a deputy from his vehicle following a scuffle on Wednesday.

According to sheriff’s office news release, deputies responded to a scene on Highway 76 and Scott Road in reference to a search for James Douglass Chapman, 32.

Sheriff’s Office officials said deputies responded to a motel on Augusta Road to conduct a follow-up investigation involving Chapman, who has active warrants out of Anderson County from an incident involving an attempted murder.

Investigators found Chapman, who got into a dark colored Jeep.

According to the release, a struggle occurred between Chapman and investigators, and Chapman accelerated his vehicle.  The deputy was then dragged by Chapman’s vehicle.

The deputy received non life-threatening injuries.

Deputies attempted to pursue Chapman, but lost sight of him and were searching then nearby area.

Lt. Ryan Flood said deputies were searching around the Laurens County line and have found Chapman’s vehicle at Oakhill United Methodist Church, located at 430 Oak Hill Road.

Helicopters were also involved in the search for Chapman.

Anyone with information on Chapman’s whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers of Greenville at 23-CRIME or call 911 immediately.

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