Charges filed following high-speed chase

Published 2:35pm Thursday, May 2, 2013


The Polk County Sheriff’s Office issued charges on a couple that led local law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Columbus and Tryon on Wednesday, May 1.

Melissa Ann Crane, 29, of Greenville, S.C. who was driving the vehicle, was charged by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office with felony flee to allude arrest and possession of methamphetamine, according to sheriff reports.

Bradley Garrison Cox, 33, also of Greenville, was charged with possession of methamphetamine by Polk County, according to reports.

Cox was also charged by the Spartanburg Public Safety Department with grand larceny.

The 2012 Chrysler Crane was driving had been reported stolen out of Spartanburg County.

Cox was given a $15,000 bond on the grand larceny charge.

The high speed chase, that was reported to have reached 105 mph through Columbus, began after Crane was seen hitting Cox with the vehicle twice at the Vgo store in Columbus. The chase went through Columbus, then Tryon and just over the South Carolina line onto Greenwood Road where the car flipped at the intersection of Fox Run Lane.

Both suspects were taken to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center where they were treated prior to being processed first by Spartanburg County law enforcement. Both had outstanding warrants out of Spartanburg County when they fled Polk County law enforcement. Crane had a warrant out for a probation violation and Cox had a warrant related to auto theft.

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