by: Alexa Ashwell Updated:
ROCK HILL - Police in Rock Hill have arrested Kieara Brice, 23, after they say she drove her car through a convenience store in Rock Hill and then left.
Investigators said Brice crashed the car through the Cherry Road Discount Beverage and Food Sunday afternoon. One customer had to be taken to an area hospital with cuts from the broken glass.
"The car didn't stop," explained Divyang Patel. "It went straight through the front doors of the store."
Patel said the crashed sounded like an earthquake. He told Channel 9 his family has owned the store for about 18 years. He said he was working at the register when the woman came crashing through the store in her car.
"Glass shattered everywhere," explained Patel.
Patel said he was most surprised by what Brice allegedly did after the accident.
"She got out of the car," he explained. "She looked nervous. She walked around the car for a little bit and then she ran."
Police said a K-9 unit tracked Brice’s scent to a house less than a mile from the store, but found nothing during their initial search.
Channel 9 talked with the family who lives at the house.
"Police knocked on the door and asked us who lives here and if we had seen a woman," said Danielle Robbins. "We didn't know who they were talking about but let police come inside and look around."
Investigators said it was possible Brice had someone pick her up in another car in that area when she fled the scene.
According to a release from police, a woman stated that Brice took her vehicle without permission.
Brice’s boyfriend, Vincent McMoore, was also in the car at the time of the incident. Police found McMoore Sunday afternoon and transported him to the Law Center. He gave a written statement that Brice was driving the car and collided with the building.
Brice has been charged with leaving the scene of an accident with injuries and breach of trust auto less than $2,000.
Brice turned herself in at the Law Center around 7 p.m. Sunday.
On Monday she was given an $8,000 bond.
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