Police seek help finding man who hit officers with car

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By Chris Sardelli

After multiple searches and pleas from police for information, a Lancaster man is still on the run, wanted for hitting two police officers with his car on July 6.
Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Thursday, July 24, investigators are still searching for leads in the whereabouts of Tyzhe Lashown Hough, 19, whose last known address was 5908 Henderson Road.
“We still don’t know where he is,” Grant said. “But we’re still asking for the public’s help to find him. Getting the word out, that’ll be great.”
The plea for help comes about two weeks after a team of Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies and investigators conducted a search for Hough in the area of Tradesville Grocery, 6766 Shiloh Unity Road.
Just before 4 p.m. July 11, authorities received word that Hough may have been spotted in the back seat of a silver vehicle whose driver had stopped to get gas, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
A witness told deputies the vehicle left the grocery store and headed down Tradesville Road toward S.C. 9 Bypass, though a patrol deputy reported seeing the vehicle driving along Henderson Road.
The deputies found the vehicle near a home on that road and noticed a man matching Hough’s description, though it ended up being Hough’s brother, the report said. Hough’s mother was inside the home and gave permission for deputies to search inside, though Hough was not there, the report said.
Investigators then suggested going to a home in the 5000 block of Tradesville Road known to be owned by Hough, the report said.
The deputies went to the home and surrounded it, though they soon noticed the front door was open and called for backup.
They were joined by Grant, Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw and S.C. Law Enforcement Division Special Agent Kristen Grant, who arrived at the scene and spoke to a neighbor about the home.
“(He) stated that he sold the trailer to Tyzhe Hough for $1,000,” the report said. “(He) also stated that no one should be at that location and the door should not be open.”
The authorities decided to enter the home in case there had been a burglary, since the front door was open, the screen

 door was cut and there was broken glass near the door, the report said.
There was no one inside the home and it is unknown if a burglary had taken place.
Grant asks anyone with information about Hough’s location to contact the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1173 or the department’s anonymous tip line at (803) 289-6040, or contact the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office’s non-emergency line at (803) 283-4136.
Attempted murder charge
Hough is wanted on at least one attempted murder charge following a July 6 incident that sent two police officers to Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.
Lancaster Police Sgt. Brenner Hartley and PFC Erica Ealy stopped to investigate a traffic accident at  the intersection of South Market Street and Chesterfield Avenue.
Hough was the driver of one of the vehicles involved, the release said.
Hartley ordered Hough out of the vehicle after noticing a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car, but Hough refused to get out, the release said.
“Hough then placed the vehicle in drive and hit the accelerator, fleeing the scene. Sgt. Hartley was struck by the vehicle as he reached inside in an attempt to stop Hough. PFC Ealy was standing near the front of the vehicle, speaking with the other motorist. She was struck by the fleeing vehicle and knocked to the street,” the release said.
Hartley got into his patrol car and chased Hough along S.C. 903, until Hough lost control of his car and crashed on Beacon Road.
Hough then ran into a nearby wood line, but Hartley wasn’t able to follow due to his injuries, the release said.
Both officers were treated at SMH and released with significant, but non-life threatening injuries, the release said.
Two days later, on July 8, authorities conducted a search warrant on Hough’s home, where they found and arrested his uncle, Scottie Bernard Hough, 46, on a probation and parole violation, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
Scottie Hough was wanted by agents with the S.C. Department of Probation, Parole and Pardon Services in Greenville County. He had been on probation or parole for several initial charges, including pointing and presenting a firearm, discharging a firearm, resisting arrest, failure to stop for police, carrying a firearm, possession of a firearm, assault and battery with intent to kill, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, assault and battery, possession of drug paraphernalia, criminal domestic violence, and giving false information, the report said.

Contact reporter Chris Sardelli at (803) 416-8416