Dash camera video released Thursday shows cars crashing, a K-9 attack and an explosive take down between deputies and a driver at the end of a speed chase.
Authorities locked up 31-year-old Timothy Shawn McManus after a high speed chase Monday morning during which Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon fired nine shots at McManus' car in
attempt to stop what investigators described as a "reckless rampage." Video released by officials shows deputies using stop sticks in attempt to stop McManus' truck, patrol cars crashing and deputies and a police dog attempting to subdue McManus. The release of the video falls on the heels of Cannon's press conference Wednesday afternoon where he admitted to slapping and cursing at McManus while he was handcuffed in the back of a police car after the chase.
"I went over to the car, I opened the back door and I asked him -- I used a profane word -- I asked him what the (blank) was wrong with him," Cannon said. "And he replied with 'ain't nothing wrong with me' and I slapped him with my open hand. I said 'you could've killed a lot of people out there today' and I slammed the door."
McManus remains behind bars on a $102,550 bond. Cannon and others had to fire shots at his vehicle to end the pursuit, which stretched across 25 miles in northern Charleston County.
The incident began around 10 a.m. Monday when Cannon tried to stop a pick-up truck that was driving erratically on Highway 17 in Mt. Pleasant. "When he went up on the sidewalk this was something more than just somebody going to work in the morning in a hurry," Cannon said.
The sheriff turned on his blue lights and the truck driver hit the gas at speeds exceeding 100 mph. When the chase hit Awendaw, the sheriff grabbed his gun as the guy came at his car.
"I shot several times at his tire and believe I hit his front right tire," Cannon said.
A deputy shot out some of the other tires, which caused the vehicle to crash on Steed Creek Road. Investigators say McManus ran from the truck, but was bitten by a police dog and captured. McManus was treated for injuries and then taken to the jail for booking.
In: Regional News
Tags: high speed chase, pursuit, cops, police, k9, police dog, bite, beating, use of force
Location: Awendaw, South Carolina, United States (load item map)
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