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Police: Man ran over two officers while leaving scene of vehicle crash

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Tyzhe Lashown Hough (Lancaster Police Department) Tyzhe Lashown Hough (Lancaster Police Department)
Tyzhe Lashown Hough (Lancaster Police Department) Tyzhe Lashown Hough (Lancaster Police Department)
LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) -

Police in Lancaster are looking for a man they say ran over two officers after refusing to comply with their commands.

Officials are looking for 19-year-old Tyzhe Hough, who they say led officers on a high speed chase throughout the city and county before crashing his car and getting away on foot.

Korner Kupboard clerk Vanessa Walters saw the chase as she was leaving the store for the day.

"I was fixing to leave the store and heard the sirens going," said Walters.

Police say they responded to a traffic accident between Hough and another party, Sunday afternoon, at the intersection of South Market Street and Chesterfield Avenue.

That's when officials say an officer ordered Hough to get out of his vehicle because there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the suspect's vehicle.

Police say Hough acknowledged the officer's commands, but refused to exit the vehicle. They say Hough then put the vehicle in drive and sped off, striking two officers during the fray.

Officials say Hough led police on a chase on Highway 903 before crashing his car on Beacon road.

Hough then got away on foot.

Walters told WBTV she fears for what could have happened if she came out of the store moments sooner, when Hough came speeding through the parking lot.

"If would have come out a little bit earlier, because he came so fast, I might have gotten hit," said Walters.

On Monday, WBTV caught up with Hough's mother, Donna.

She hasn't heard from her son since the incident, but thinks he ran from cops due to his fear of them.

"He's scared. Where ever he is, he's scared, I do know that," said Hough.

"He's a typical 19-year-old black male who's afraid of the police," she continued.

Hough now fears for her son's safety and has this message if he's out there listening.

"I want him to turn himself in so that he won't be hurt. I want him to get this behind him, so he can move forward," said Hough.

As for those two officers that were hit by Hough, Officials say both were released from Springs Memorial Hospital with significant, but non-life threatening injuries.

Hough is currently wanted for attempted murder, with several other charges pending.

Anyone who has any information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call Lancaster Police.

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