Wanted man arrested after chase

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By Chris Sardelli

Christopher Sardelli
A Kershaw man, who was wanted by police, remains jailed this week on a long list of charges after he ran from deputies and hid in a stranger’s home.
Corey Demario Carruthers, 27, 486 Hill St., was arrested Dec. 14 after deputies saw him walking down a Kershaw street and chased after him, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Carruthers was wanted on several outstanding warrants.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said those charges include assault by a mob, malicious injury to property ($1,000 to $5,000), unlawful use of a telephone and third-degree assault and battery.
The arrest came soon after deputies saw Carruthers walking down West Marion Street at about 1:30 p.m. that day. The report said when deputies approached Carruthers, he ran into a wooded area parallel to Hill Street.
A deputy chased after Carruthers, but lost sight of him as he approached the back of several houses on West Richland Street.
A 911 dispatcher then notified deputies searching for Carruthers after a West Richland Street resident called to report that someone just kicked in her back door and came inside her home.
The homeowner said the person was still in the house, the report said.
A large group of deputies then surrounded the house, went inside and found Carruthers hiding in a bathroom, the report said.
He was arrested and taken to the Lancaster County Detention Center.
On Friday, Carruthers was still jailed on a $50,000 surety bond, according to detention center records.
It is not known if Carruthers faces additional charges in the case.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416