SWAT catches SC fugitive
A fugitive on the run from South Carolina crossed into the state of Florida last night but the chase ended here. Alachua County Sheriff's deputies gave the man more than he bargained for and he is now behind bars and facing some serious charges. Choppers were up following a car from the Alachua County Line. Inside the car was twenty two year old Andrew Vereen, who was on the run from Horry County Police for shooting a man and leaving him for dead.
Law enforcement got a tip that Vereen was headed to Gainesville and that's when deputies, police and swat set up a trap and put out stop sticks at all of the Gainesville exits. After following the suspects car for more than an hour, the sheriff's office along with other agencies, were able to take Vereen into custody at the Williston exit. Once the car stopped, law enforcement immediately threw a flash bang to confuse him and were able to take him into custody on the spot.
Police say the two men who were with Andrew Vereen when the shooting occured, Cedrick Bellamy and Timothy Wilson have been issued warrants as well. Alachua County Sheriff's Office Lt. Stephan Maynard says,"We don't want your subjects. If you have an active warrant, don't come to the state of Florida and certainly don't come to Alachua County."
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