Hough faces multiple charges for police chase in Pageland

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Kimberly Harrington – Landmark News Services

PAGELAND – While Tyzhe Hough remains jailed without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center on  two counts of attempted murder and a single count of failure to stop for blue lights and siren, he also faces multiple charges in Chesterfield County.

Charged with striking two Lancaster Police Department officers at an accident scene with his car and then fleeing, Hough was also involved in a July 26 chase with the Pageland Police Department.

In Pageland, the 19-year-old Hough has been charged with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, unlawful carry of a weapon (handgun), unlawful carry of a weapon (brass knuckles), failure to stop for blue light, reckless driving, loud music, disregarding stop signs, drug paraphernalia and simple possession.

According to a Pageland Police Department incident report, Hough was driving  a silver Hyundai Elantra in the town limits with music playing loud. An officer on patrol heard the loud music and also saw the driver, later identified as Hough, run a stop sign. 

The report said when the officer pulled over the car and attempted to approach it, Hough drove away.

The officer gave chase and Hough fled north onto S.C. 207 running stop signs at speeds of up to 100 mph, the report said. 

The Pageland officer requested assistance from county units and a Chesterfield County deputy responded and deployed spike strips at the intersection of Flint Ridge Church Road and Highway 207.

Hough struck the spikes, damaging the driver’s side front tire.

“As I rounded the next curve, I observed the suspect exiting the vehicle while it was still rolling. The suspect rolled into the ditch and the vehicle went down the embankment off the left side of the road,” the officer wrote in the report.

Officers couldn’t find Hough, but a K-9 brought to the scene detected drugs in the car. During a search, officers also found a handgun in the glove box with 15 rounds and one in the chamber; a silver Phoenix arms handgun in the driver’s door compartment with seven rounds, one in the chamber; a pair of gold brass knuckles, and a white substance believed to be cocaine.

The report said officers identified Hough from a photo in a cell phone left in the car. There were also several text messages in the phone about buying and selling drugs, the report said.