• Jefferson Weaver

Strange Harvest: Felon Flees Into Field


A traffic stop led to a chase through three soybean fields and the recovery of a firearm Saturday morning.

Christopher J. Spivey, 47, was held under $25,000 bond on three counts of property damage, possession of a firearm by a felon, and being a habitual felon, as well as outstanding warrants. His address was listed as 483 Todd Town Rd., Clarendon.

The sheriff’s office reported that a deputy saw Spivey pull through a stopsign near Bird Cage Road and U.S. 76 just after midnight Saturday morning. When the deputy tried to stop Spivey, he fled at a high rate of speed, driving through three soybean fields before wrecking his car in a ditch on Old Stake Road. Spivey then fled on foot. A handgun was in the passenger seat when deputies approached the vehicle.

Spivey was found nearby, attempting to hide in the soybeans.

Damages to the car were estimated at $5,000, with around $1,000 in damage to the field and crops.



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