Police Officer hurt during police pursuit in Florence

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(Photo: Florence County Detention Center)

The Florence Police Department says a man has been arrested after a police pursuit that left a police officer hurt.

The department says officers were called to 230 North Beltline Drive Friday at around 6:26 p.m. for a report of a suspicious person inside of a vehicle.

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They say Charles W. Bailey put his vehicle in reverse while trying to get away, causing him to briefly drag the officer and crash into another vehicle in a parking lot.

The department says Bailey got away but was later caught near Francis Marion Road and Pepper Tree Road.

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