SC man found naked in briar patch after running from police, officials say

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HONEA PATH, S.C. (WSPA) — One South Carolina man had a rough Friday the 13th after he fled police and ended up naked in a briar patch before being Tazed by deputies, officials say.

The man was treated by EMS for briar scratches and was also taken to a nearby hospital.

Honea Path Police say it all began when around 11 a,m. Friday they saw Shannon Ray Carter driving at the intersection of East McGee and Harper St.

Police say they tried to stop him because they knew he was driving under suspension and had an active warrant.

They say he sped up and began driving erratically out of town on Abercrombie Road. He ran off the road on the opposite side and ran over a street sign, police said.

He crossed back over into his lane and stopped on the side of the road, according to authorities.

Police told everyone to exist the vehicle. They say two women got out and got on the ground.

The two men in the car didn’t comply, according to police.

They say Carter jumped over a fence and ran into nearby woods.

They called in Anderson County Sheriff’s Office K-9 units to start a search.

They found Carter naked in a briar thicket.

Carter wouldn’t comply with commands and got into a fight with an Anderson Co. deputy, according to police.

They tazed him.

They called in EMS to evaluate Carter because of multiple scratches from running in the briars.

They say he was taken to the hospital because he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance and had symptoms of seizures.

Carter faces charges of Driving Under Suspension (other than first), Failure to Stop for Blue Light, along with service of arrest warrant for Theft of Electric Current.

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