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Matoaka man allegedly tries to run down a State Trooper

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Richard Hart was arrested on attempted murder charges after he allegedly tried to run down a state trooper. Richard Hart was arrested on attempted murder charges after he allegedly tried to run down a state trooper.
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SPANISHBURG -

A car chase in Spanishburg on Monday night could land the driver in jail for attempted murder.

State Troopers said that Richard Anthony Hart, 46, of Matoaka is charged with attempted murder, grand larceny and obstructing an officer.  Hart had apparently stolen a vehicle on Rich Creek Road in Spanishburg.  That was at around 8 p.m. on Monday. Investigators said that when a trooper tried to stop the car, Hart tried to run over the trooper.

The incident lead to a short chase. Troopers were able to pull the car over and arrested Hart.  Hart is being held in the Southern Regional Jail on a $50,000 bond.