Deputies: Johns Island woman, 19, broke door off ex-boyfriend's home, caused wreck in high-speed chase

Deja Unique Dickerson, 19, of Blanding Drive on Johns Island faces charges of third-degree burglary, failing to stop for blue lights and leaving the scene of a crash after the Charleston County Sheriff's Office said she crashed during a high-speed chase on Maybank Highway.

A 19-year-old woman on Sunday tried to confront her ex-boyfriend by ripping the door off his Johns Island home before speeding away and causing a crash that injured two men, deputies said in a report.

Deja Unique Dickerson of Blanding Drive on Johns Island faces charges of third-degree burglary, failing to stop for blue lights and leaving the scene of a crash, according to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office.

Dickerson, who had a past conviction for domestic violence, led deputies on a high-speed pursuit that ended when her sedan collided head on with a car on Maybank Highway. The two elderly men in the other car were listed in fair condition Monday at Medical University Hospital, facility spokesman Tony Ciuffo said.

Dickerson's former boyfriend, 24, told deputies that Dickerson had been texting him around 3:30 p.m. Sunday that she was going to visit him at his Habitat Boulevard home and that "she was mad," the incident report stated.

He told her not to come, the report added, but Dickerson said she was already just around the corner.

Dickerson soon started pounding on his bedroom window, according to the document. The glass shattered. She then broke the door, which had been locked with a deadbolt, from its frame, deputies said.

When she heard that the authorities were on their way, the report stated, Dickerson took off in a maroon Honda Accord.

A deputy first saw the Honda at Maybank Highway and River Road. The car cut through a parking lot and hit a Toyota, then continued through another gas station parking lot before turning onto southbound Maybank Highway, the deputy reported.

The Honda hit 96 mph at one point. It was "weaving in and out of traffic" and "putting several oncoming vehicles in danger," the deputy wrote in the report.

Near the St. John's Fire District headquarters at 3327 Maybank Highway, the Honda crashed into an oncoming Volvo. Deputies held Dickerson at gunpoint, but they soon realized that she had been injured, they wrote.

Dickerson was hospitalized, but her condition Monday was not immediately known.

The report stated that she was being guarded there. She had not appeared for a bond hearing because of her injuries.

In the Volvo, Johns Island residents Jan Menzo De Muinckkeizer, 74, and Nico J. Van Vliet, 88, suffered facial injuries, according to the report.

They remained at the hospital Monday.

Dickerson was first arrested for criminal domestic violence in April 2013, court records showed. She was released on her own recognizance later the same day.

After a second arrest on the same charge in December, she was jailed for two weeks before posting bail.

Whether the two arrests stemmed from the same incident was not known. Records indicated that she pleaded guilty to both counts in March and was sentenced to time served.

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