BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C. (WCBD) — A woman struck a deputy in the face following a brief chase in Berkeley County.
Authorities say just after 1 a.m. on Friday, June 24, a deputy with the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office attempted to stop a vehicle near Old Back River Road and Princeton Road for not having any working tail lights.
The vehicle stopped and a male fled on foot just before the vehicle sped off. We’re told a brief pursuit took place until the vehicle finally stopped in front of 5 Rumson Road.
The female driver, later identified as Casi Nicole Shylock, 32, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A deputy chased her down and attempted take her into custody. Shylock struck the deputy in the face and began to scratch her and bite her on the arm several times, according to a news release. When backup deputies arrived, Shylock was taken into custody.
Authorities later learned she was also wanted by the South Carolina Highway Patrol and SC Probation & Parole. She’s also determined to be a Habitual Traffic Offender.
She currently being held at the Hill-Finklea Detention Center.
The deputy received injuries during the altercation with Shylock. She was treated at a local hospital and released.