Man jailed on weapons charges after foot chase

  • Posted: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 10:08 p.m.

An Aiken man was detained for weapons charges after a foot chase with police, according to the Aiken Department of Public Safety.

Ruben Scacobie Simpkins, 29, of Dallas Circle, was charged with unlawful carrying of a pistol, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and a probation violation. He was placed in the Aiken County detention center, where he remained on Wednesday afternoon.

Police were called to Bradby Lane about 6:40 p.m. Monday after a caller reported a man pointing a pistol at a group of people, according to an incident report. Officers saw the suspect vehicle as they entered Hahn Village and initiated a stop.

Two suspects exited the vehicle and began to flee, police said. One suspect obeyed orders to stop while the second suspect, Simpkins, continued to run. He was later found hiding behind an apartment building on Brown Lane.

Inside the vehicle, officers found a .40-caliber pistol under the driverís seat, the report stated. The owner of the vehicle, who was also inside when officers initiated the traffic stop, told police she didnít know the gun was there, but that she saw Simpkins with it at the home on Bradby Lane. The second male suspect said he saw Simpkins slide the gun under the driverís seat.

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