Deputy Unhurt After Man Flees Checkpoint

William Wolfe (CCSO)
William Wolfe (CCSO)

A Loris man faces a long list of charges after allegedly driving his car toward a deputy during a traffic stop Thursday.

William Linell Wolfe, 31, of Log Cabin Road, Loris, was held under $19,000 secured bond on two counts of assault with a deadly weapon (a car) on an officer, fleeing to elude arrest, three counts of misdemeanor larceny, driving while license revoked, and failure to appear, according to detention center reports.

The sheriff’s office reported that as Wolfe was stopped for a traffic violation Thursday, he accelerated and pointed his Dodge Dart at Dep. J. Norris. The deputy had to jump out of the car’s path to avoid being struck. While he was being pursued, the sheriff’s office reported, Wolfe is alleged to have tried to strike the deputy’s patrol vehicle with his own automobile.

Wolfe then fled down Cox Town Road near Tabor City at a high rate of speed, according to the warrant, at times reaching speeds of more than 70 miles per hour through a marked work zone. He was stopped and arrested after a short chase.

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