Lexington, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - An assault suspect has died after a chase with authorities in Lexington County.
Sheriff James Metts says deputies had been looking for 46-year-old Ellis Scarborough after a female friend reported he had punched her and kicked her in the face at a home along Clermont Lakes Drive in Lexington.
The sheriff says the 47-year-old woman suffered severe injuries, and Scarborough also threatened to kill her.
A deputy tried to pull him over at a traffic stop early Monday morning, but Scarborough drove away and the chase began.
The Highway Patrol says as he traveled along Founders Road near Pelion just before 2 a.m., Scarborough ran off the road and was killed after striking a utility pole.
Troopers say he was not wearing a seat belt.