SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) — A suspect told deputies he chased and repeatedly rammed another car because he thought the victim was a drive-by shooter.
It started Sunday night in Woodruff and ended in Spartanburg.
A deputy was patrolling S. Church Street Extension when two cars passed him traveling at more than 85 miles per hour.
The driver of a Kia Optima rammed a Pontiac twice in front of the deputy, according to a Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office report.
The Pontiac driver told a deputy he was leaving a friend’s home in Woodruff and heard about 20 gunshots. Fearing for his safety, he fled the area before a car started following him and rammed him at least twice.
The victim called 911 and fled down Highway 221.
The driver of the Kia was identified as Milton Ray Edwards.
He told an officer that he heard shots outside his home and followed the person he believed was the drive-by shooter.
According to the report, Edwards told a deputy he rammed the victim and continued chasing him because he didn’t want him to get away.
A deputy told Edwards that he endangered himself, the victim and the public by driving more than 100 miles per hour and ramming someone who he had no proof of committing a crime.
Edwards, 22, is charged with aggravated assault and malicious injury to property.
Edwards remains in the Spartanburg County Detention Center under $10,000 bond, according to jail records.