Sumter man arrested as fugitive from justice after vehicle chase


A Sumter man had deputies on his tail in a vehicle chase before attempting to flee on foot Monday evening.

Rasheen Greenwood, 28, of North Milton Road, was arrested for failure to stop for blue lights and driving under suspension according to an incident report from Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

While conducting a safety and license check point at U.S. 76 and Avenue A, deputies witnessed a 2006 blue Jaguar turn into a residence and drive through the yard in an attempt to avoid the checkpoint.

Deputies followed the vehicle down South Lafayette Street, where another deputy waited. The vehicle drove past the deputy at a high rate of speed and turned onto U.S. 76, heading back to Sumter.

A vehicle chase was initiated until the vehicle came to an abrupt stop on Council Street.

The driver, Greenwood, and a passenger, Anatyrone Peoples, 33, of Florence, both jumped out of the driver's side door and ran across the railroad track.

Deputies initiated a tracking K-9 to locate the suspects, which led deputies to an abandoned residence on Foxworth Street. Greenwood was standing in the porch area of the residence with no shoes on and cuts on his hands.

Next to Greenwood was the driver's jacket, covering a green Crown Royal bag with several types of ammunition inside.

After running Greenwood's name through the National Crime Information Center, deputies learned he was wanted out of Tennessee for homicide.

Greenwood was transported to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Detention Center and booked in as a fugitive from justice. He awaits extradition to Tennessee.