Officer Ron Brown stopped the suspect, Darrell Adam Manis, 37, of Charlotte, at the Valley Motel on U.S. 74 at approximately 2:40 a.m. Sunday, according to a statement from Wadesboro Police Chief Janie Schutz. After Brown exited his patrol car and spoke to Manis, Manis drove off, headed west.
Officer Brown lost control of his squad car in pursuit near the Food Mart on Salisbury Street. He crossed in to the eastbound lanes, hit a telephone pole, struck a gas main and slammed in to the corner of a home at 965 Salisbury Street. No one in the home was injured.
A second officer involved in the chase stopped to assist Brown. Brown was cut out of his vehicle by the Wadesboro Fire Department, the Anson County Rescue Squad and the Anson County Emergency Medical Services.
Manis continued to Boggen Cut Road and crashed near the intersection of Highway 742 North. His passenger, James Clifton Oxedine, 32, of Pageland, S.C., was found near the scene. He was taken to Anson Community Hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises.
After an investigation, officers located Manis at a home in Polkton. He was also taken to Anson Community Hospital to be treated for cuts and bruises.
Manis was charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, felony fleeing from a scene of an accident, resisting arrest and several traffic violations.
Brown is being treated for a broken bone in his shoulder, two broken ribs and some internal injuries. He was moved from the ICU to a regular room, according to Schutz.
Manis faced charges of fleeing arrest in March in Charlotte. He has also been charged in the past with assault on a female, driving while impaired and cruelty to animals.