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.
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.