Saturday Pursuit

Early Saturday morning Mount Pleasant Police attempted a traffic stop in the 1100 block of East Washington Street. The driver of the passenger van, Dewayne Lenoir Junior of Mount Pleasant, failed to stop and instead tried to elude the officer. The pursuit continued east on Washington for several blocks. The driver did finally stop in the 2200 block of East Washington but after getting out of the van failed to follow police directions. He was eventually taken into custody and charged with eluding, interference with official acts and driving under suspension. Mount Pleasant Police were assisted with the incident by Henry Count Sheriff’s Deputies.