- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) - Two suspects were rescued after a police chase resulted in a fiery crash in Mount Pleasant.

The Berkley County Sheriff’s Department tells local media that the chase began at about 3 a.m. Monday in Moncks Corner. Police received reports of an alarm at a Citgo in St. Stephen, as well as a suspicious Ford Explorer.

Police chased the vehicle through Berkeley County. Eventually, the Explorer hit another vehicle, flipped over and caught on fire at U.S. Highway 17 and S.C. Highway 41.

The suspects - 50-year-old Joseph Edward Cobb and 48-year-old Ernest Clifton Davis - were pulled from the burning Explorer and taken to a hospital. The suspects had stolen an ATM machine, and during the crash Cobb became trapped underneath it.

Officials are investigating the ATM theft and the crash. It’s unclear if Cobb and Davis have attorneys.



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