Augusta man arrested after leading police on chase through Hephzibah

A man has been arrested after leading police on a four-mile chase in Hephzibah on Wednesday night.


Ronnie Ellison, 45, of Augusta, was arrested after refusing to stop for a Hephzibah Police K9 officer Wednesday night.

The chase occurred at 10:31 p.m. after Ellison refused to stop for the officer while driving the wrong way on a one-way street, according to a news release.

Ellison led the officer on a chase that ended on Peach Orchard Road near Pointe South Golf Course after losing control of his vehicle and crashing into the pursuing police’s car, the news release states.

No one was injured.

Georgia State Patrol responded to the scene to investigate the crash at the department’s request, according to the news release.

Ellison was transported to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center and faces multiple charges, including fleeing and attempting to elude an officer.

Ellison was also driving with a suspended license and is wanted by the Taliaferro County Sheriff’s Office.