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      Fugitive caught after crashing into trooper

      Marcus Wright, photo courtesy of J. Reuben Long Detention Center

      Police and deputies caught Marcus Wright this afternoon after he led a trooper on a chase, according to Horry County Sheriff's Sergeant Jeff Benton.

      Marcus Wright was under electronic surveillance and out on bond, Benton added.

      New charges of Witness Tampering came out of the solicitor's office Tuesday so police put out a "be on the lookout," or BOLO, for Wright.

      A Highway Patrol trooper was sitting on Highway 90 when he saw Wright coming at him at a high rate of speed, Sgt. Benton said. Wright turned hard onto East Cox Ferry Road and crashed into the trooper's car.

      The trooper chased Wright, but he(the trooper) was also traveling fast and wrecked into a ditch, Sgt. Benton said.

      Wright got out of his car on Bellamy Road. But because he had a tracking bracelet on his ankle, police and deputies were able to find him.

      The trooper was treated and released from Conway Medical Center.

      Wright is back in J. Reuben Detention Center.