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      Man shot by Florence County deputy out of hospital and in jail

      Reginald Jermaine Bruce, 31, was released from a Florence hospital Thursday and taken to jail on charges of Failure to Stop for a Blue Light, Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base, Unlawful Carrying of a Pistol, and Assault and Battery.

      The Florence County Sheriff's Office says on March 6, Bruce tried to run one of its deputies over.

      The deputy said he tried to stop Bruce on Lucas Street, but that Bruce led him on a high speed chase before losing control of the car and stopping in the yard of a home on North Dunbar Street.

      When the deputy got out of his patrol car, sheriff's office spokesman Mike Nunn said Bruce tried to run the deputy over.

      The deputy fired into the car multiple times in self-defense, according to Nunn.

      Terrance Cochrane, 26, of Florence was arrested at the scene and was charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute.

      Maurice Laquan Bostick, 27, was taken to the hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds and was later released and charged with Possession of Crack Cocaine With Intent to Distribute.

      Bruce was hospitalized until Thursday for his gunshot wounds.

      Nunn said Bruce has also been served with a General Sessions Bench Warrant for failure to appear.

      The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the shooting.

      The deputy is on administrative leave with pay until further notice, which Nunn said is customary in these incidents.