He looked like a man officers wanted to identify from a shoplifting case, but he ran when the blue-light flashing cruiser approached, according to a police report.
Now, the man, who didn’t get far, is facing drug possession charges.
An officer on patrol around 2 a.m. Sunday noticed 34-year-old Jason Michael Brown from a picture in a departmental email about a shoplifting suspect they needed to identify.
The officer turned on his blue lights and the suspect “took off across the street on his bike into the woods,” according to a Myrtle Beach police report.
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“Once at the woods, the offender ran on foot a short distance and then stopped,” Officer Jacob Duesing noted in his report.
Brown of Myrtle Beach was arrested for resisting arrest.
He was also charged with possessing heroin and possessing methampethamine after Duesing found a bag of “brown in color powder” that tested positive for heroin and a bag containing a crystal-like substance, that tested positive for meth, in Brown’s pocket.