NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) — North Charleston Police are searching for the driver involved in a chase in North Charleston, Wednesday evening.
Ira Leonard Johnson, 27, of North Charleston is wanted for a number of drug-related charges including trafficking heroin, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and driving under suspension.
According to police spokesman Spencer Pryor, shortly after 10 p.m. on September 27, members of the SPEED Team initiated a traffic stop on a silver Nissan at the intersection of Ashley Phosphate Road and Peppercorn Lane.
We’re told the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for officers blue lights and siren and proceeded on Ashley Phosphate towards Dorchester Manor Blvd. The driver then turned right onto Dorchester Manor Blvd and the officers lost sight of the vehicle, according to Pryor.
Officers later caught up to the vehicle after the driver came to a stop on Cedar Grove Drive. The driver and a backseat driver fled while a front passenger, stayed, and then was taken into custody.
Authorities found a handgun, with rounds in the