A man wanted for leading police on a dangerous car chase two weeks ago turned himself in to authorities Thursday morning.
Twenty-two-year-old Byron Butler led police on a car chase throughout the city the afternoon of July 29. He does not have a bond at this time.
At 4:30 p.m. July 29, officers with the Greenville Police Department who were in the area of U.S. 82 and Cedar Street located a Toyota Corolla being driven by 22-year-old Byron Butler, who already had an unrelated warrant for his arrest. After the chase, he had an additional warrant for felony fleeing.
Assistant Police Chief Michael Merchant said officers attempted to stop the vehicle but the driver refused to stop.
“The driver then led officers on a vehicle pursuit inside the city limits,” Merchant said.
In the pursuit, Butler collided with a Honda Accord at the intersection of Reed Road and Fairview Avenue.
“The occupant of the Accord was not transported by ambulance, but did complain of pain,” Merchant said.
After the wreck, Butler exited his vehicle and escaped on foot, evading arrest.