Darlington man jailed after chase, pulling gun on deputy

SOCIETY HILL, SC (WBTW) – The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office arrested the man they say pulled a gun on a deputy after refusing to pull over for a traffic stop.

According to a press release from Lt. Robert Kilgo, just after midnight on Feb. 23, a deputy tried to stop a car on US Highway 52 for several traffic violations. When the deputy turned on his lights, the driver refused to stop.

Eventually, the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Daniel Raynard Jackson, pulled the car behind a home on Williamson Drive and got out of the car as the deputy approached the vehicle. Jackson pulled a .45 caliber pistol from his waistband and the deputy wrestled the weapon out of the suspect’s hand, according to Lt. Kilgo.

The suspect escaped on foot, but was identified by investigators after he left his driver’s license in the car.

According to the sheriff’s office, Jackson was arrested Tuesday morning by the Darlington County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals.

Jackson is charged with possession of a firearm by a violent felon, failure to stop for blue lights, resisting arrest, unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a controlled substance, driving under suspension and leaving a vehicle unattended. Online booking records from the Darlington County Detention Center note that Jackson’s license was suspended because of a third or subsequent charge of driving under the influence.

Jackson was booked into the jail at 9:03 a.m. Tuesday.