KCSO: Repeat offender arrested on drug charges in Kershaw County following brief chase
KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WOLO) – Kershaw County Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested a man with repeated prior drug convictions and weapons violations early Saturday morning.
In the early morning hours of April 28, authorities with the sheriff’s office say deputies were conducting a check point at the intersection of Dupont Boulevard and Burdell Road in Lugoff when a vehicle approached the check point and stopped.
A strong odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle driven by Tyreek Lorenzo Bush-Robinson, authorities say.
Bush-Robinson, 22, of Camden provided the South Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper with his driver’s license when asked, but sped away when questioned about the smell of the marijuana.
Troopers say Bush-Robinson crashed his vehicle into a parked car in the Bridle Ridge Apartments in Lugoff and fled on foot until he was apprehended by a K9 Sheriff’s Deputy.
He is charged with failure to stop for a blue light and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Bush-Robinson was transported to the Kershaw County Detention Center and was released on bond.
Monday (4/30), Sheriff Jim Matthews sent out a news release titled “Once Again Deputies Arrest Man That Crying Judge Turned Loose,” referencing a previous hearing in June of 2017:
Tyreek Lorenzo Bush-Robinson appeared before SC Circuit Court Judge Allison Lee for sentencing on numerous vehicle break-ins, possession of stolen firearm, receiving stolen goods and unlawful possession of a firearm.
At that sentencing, a negotiated plea had been agreed upon between the 5 th Circuit Solicitor’s Office and Bush-Robinson’s attorney for a total minimum of 4 years, but with a max of 8 years. (The month prior in front of Judge Jocelyn Newman, one of Bush-Robinson’s co-defendants was sentenced to 8 years on virtually the same charges). Bush Robinson could have been facing a maximum of 50 years in prison for all of the charges brought against him in Kershaw County. However, according to a deputy who was in the courtroom, Bush-Robinson’s attorney’s statement to the court brought sentencing judge Lee to tears. She then ignored the 4-8 year sentence as agreed upon by the attorneys and sentenced Bush-Robinson to time served (8 ½ months) and 3 years probation.