Polk County deputies arrest Spartanburg man after car chase

Published 10:09 am Thursday, May 5, 2022

Driver attempts to escape on foot


On the morning of Monday May 2, Polk County deputies attempted to stop a stolen vehicle in Green Creek on Hwy. 9. The vehicle was reported stolen from Spartanburg. When the driver failed to stop, a car chase ensued, and continued into Lake Lure where the driver ultimately wrecked the vehicle. 

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After attempting to escape on foot, Joshua Demarko Lyles, 42 of Spartanburg, was apprehended. The Polk County deputies then performed a search of the wrecked vehicle and found numerous drugs hidden inside. 


Lyles was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, maintaining place / vehicle for sale of controlled substances, possess with intent to sell / deliver a controlled substance (heroin), possess with intent to sell / deliver (methamphetamine), possess with intent to sale / deliver (LSD), possess with intent to sale / deliver (marijuana), resist, obstruct, or delay officer, and flee / elude with motor vehicle.