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A Bamberg man is facing a felony charge of failure to stop for blue lights resulting in great bodily injury, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper 1st Class Tyler Tidwell. 

Troopers arrested David Anthony Deleon, 24, of 420 Hadwin Road, around 2:30 p.m. Thursday after Deleon and his passenger allegedly bailed from a moving vehicle pursued by law enforcement.

Tidwell said the passenger was injured when she tried to get out of the vehicle.

Medics transported her to a hospital via helicopter.

Tidwell said the incident began as troopers conducted a driver’s license checkpoint on Cannon Bridge Road, near Luke Street.

Deleon allegedly tried to avoid the checkpoint and fled down Cannon Bridge Road toward Hudson Road and then onto U.S. Highway 301.

“That’s when the driver and passenger jumped out of the vehicle while in motion,” Tidwell said.

After a brief foot pursuit, troopers apprehended Deleon.

Orangeburg County Magistrate Stephanie McKune-Grant set Deleon’s bond on Friday at $40,000 cash or surety and ordered him not to leave the state without the court’s permission.

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Martha Rose Brown covers crime and other topics. The South Carolina native has been a journalist for the past 16 years.

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