CONWAY, SC -
Authorities have captured a suspect who was sought for witness tampering after he was involved in a hit and run crash with an SC Highway Patrol car near Conway on Tuesday afternoon, officials say.
The Horry County Sheriff’s Department said that the SC trooper was taken to the ER of the Conway Medical Center just after noon after a Mercedes driven by a wanted Conway man hit the trooper’s car near SC 90 and E. Cox Ferry Road.
Marcus Dwain Wright, age 31, was out on bond for a murder charge and a warrant was issued on Tuesday for an additional charge of intimidation of court officials, jurors, or witnesses, authorities said.
An all points bulletin for Wright went out to law enforcement agencies in the area on Tuesday morning from the US Marshal’s Task Force.
An SC Trooper was monitoring traffic along SC 90 when he spotted a black Mercedes sedan approaching at a high rate of speed, officials said.
The trooper was spotted by Wright, who then ran his car into the trooper, who ended up crashing into a ditch after the initial wreck, said Sgt. Jeff Benton of the Horry County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect then fled the scene on foot after driving for a short distance after