North Charleston police call in reinforcements when suspect pulls down pants


North Charleston police had to call in reinforcements when a suspect pulled down his pants and threatened to mess up the patrol car after he was arrested, according to the incident report.

This was after he led officers on a chase and tossed a gun he wasn’t supposed to have, according to police.

The drama started about 1:45 a.m. Sunday when a manager at Sho Tyme Bar & Grill at 3381 Ashley Phosphate Road reported that a customer had hit another car in the parking lot.

According to the incident report, a police officer at the club got a description of the vehicle — a blue Chevrolet Tahoe — and unsuccessfully tried to stop it.

The driver was later identified as Tre Demetrious Desaussure, 20, of Plaza Lane in North Charleston.

The officer got in his patrol car and turned on his blue lights, but the Tahoe pulled out onto Ashley Phosphate Road, according to the report.

The SUV made a U turn, with the officer following, and eventually ended up at an apartment complex on Peppercorn Lane.

According to the report, Desaussure jumped out and took off running, carrying a black object that looked to the officer like a handgun. The officer chased Desaussure across three fences until a second officer got him on the ground. The two officers eventually got him into handfcuffs.

A search of the area where Desaussure ran turned up a black handgun, according to the report. Officers searched Desaussure and found $2,673 in cash, according to the report.

The officers took Desaussure back to the bar to complete the collision report, then to headquarters for more paperwork. On the way to the jail, Desaussure pulled his pants down and threatened to mess up the patrol car, according to the report.

The officer called the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Action Control Team to take Desaussure into custody. He was taken to the Charleston County jail and charged with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest and unlawful carrying of a firearm. He was released on bail today, according to records at the jail.

Desaussure had been arrested several times before, according to court records. Previous charges include various drug offenses, unlawful possession of a pistol and giving police false information after an arrest for speeding.

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