Surfside Beach police charge man caught driving stolen vehicle from Aiken

akelley@thesunnews.comApril 10, 2013 

— A South Carolina man was arrested April 10 after leading police on a vehicle and foot chase in Surfside Beach, said Police Chief Rodney Keziah.

Jimmy Daniel Boyd, 33, of Westminster, S.C. is charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession of methamphetamines, driving under the influence, providing false information to police, use of another’s driver’s license, possession of drug paraphernalia and a seatbelt violation. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on $13,274.50 bond. Keziah said he is also wanted on unrelated charges in several other jurisdictions.

In Surfside Beach, the charges stem from about 1:20 a.m. on April 10 when an officer saw Boyd driving on U.S. 17 Business and checked the vehicle registration learning the tag and vehicle had been reported stolen from Aiken County.

The officer attempted to pull Boyd over, but Boyd sped off into the Tradewinds apartment complex to the west of U.S. 17. The car hit a fence and came to a stop in some bushes when Boyd started to run on foot.

Boyd was tackled by an officer and handcuffed. He was carrying a Ga. license he said was his own, a S.C. license he said belonged to his cousin and told officers his name was Paul Ford, according to the incident report.

Boyd is expected in court on June 26.

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