Manhunt Launched Near Woodside Community

When authorities stopped a vehicle following a chase Monday night, little did they know they were moments away from launching a manhunt.  The driver, 33-year-old Jerry Marsh, was detained at about 8:30 p.m., but the passenger had other ideas:

The chase started on West Blue Ridge Drive, near White Horse Road. According to a Sheriff’s Office spokesman, a car was stopped and a man jumped out and ran. The unidentified man has led police on a near three hour foot pursuit through the area and near the Woodside community.

A search perimeter was set up in the area near Arch Street between Pendleton Road and West Blue Ridge Drive, off White Horse Road, Fox Carolina reports. The search included Greenville County Sheriff’s deputies and K-9 units.

The suspect has not been identified and may be armed.

The search was called off before midnight.

Update, Dec. 15, 2009:

[Jerry Marsh, the driver of the vehicle, has been charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. His bond was set at $2,500.  The suspect still being sought by authorities is 18-year-old Frederick Downer of Greenville.  He is also suspected in the shooting that occurred Sunday on White Horse Road.]

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