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Man Runs from Grovetown Traffic Stop, Found in Hotel Pool

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Columbia County authorities had no problem finding a Harlem man who ran from a traffic stop Friday night in Grovetown.

Jack Woodrow Myers was found in the swimming pool at the Holiday Inn Express on Jimmy Dyess Parkway.

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Myers, 36, told deputies that he ran from the traffic stop because he didn’t have a license. When he bolted from the car, he left behind his fiancé, who quickly informed deputies who the man was.

Myers had been stopped at the Dairy Queen for a suspended registration and no valid insurance. Before deputies could step to his car, he had bolted out the driver’s door and ran toward Cracker Barrel.

Jack MyersSoon enough, officers found him “in the swimming pool,” where he confessed to being the driver. The wet suspect was charged with driving while unlicensed, no insurance and obstruction.

Myers also had an active warrant for Burke County.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.
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