North Augusta shoplifter eludes police

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NORTH AUGUSTA -- A shoplifting suspect driving a Jeep Cherokee was pursued by police Monday in the area of Knox Avenue and Old Edgefield Road, a North Augusta Public Safety report shows.

Police were told at 9:49 a.m. that a loss prevention officer was chasing a shoplifter on foot out of Wal-Mart and that the suspect had just climbed into a red Jeep Cherokee, a report states.

An officer en route said he spotted the Jeep traveling at a "high rate of speed" toward the intersection of Knox and Old Edgefield and immediately flipped on his emergency lights and siren.

Police pursued the suspect through a neighborhood, where the suspected shoplifter eventually jumped out of the Jeep on Sadie Street and ran away on foot. An officer chasing the suspect said he recognized him from "past dealings" as Kevin Dearing Rodgers, 25, of the 100 block of Concord Street.

Rodgers escaped but arrest warrants were issued for charges of shoplifting, resisting arrest and failure to stop for blue lights

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Crime Reports and Rewards TV 07/19/11 - 10:00 am
We have other photos of other

We have other photos of other shopliftings and police chases at the N. Augusta Wal-Mart. Things are WILD there and they may only report about 10% of these crimes to keep citizens from knowing how much danger they're in when they go over there now. This is just another indicator of the presence of a large Mexican Drug cartel we think had those two women executed over there. They may be bringing in so much coke and Mexican meth the addicts are going crazy .

pommom38 07/19/11 - 02:57 pm
Oh yes, we must fear the

Oh yes, we must fear the shoplifters. Give me a break!
Walmart has had items stolen numerous times, they have been reported. They have been robbed, also reported.
Going there is no more dangerous than going anywhere else!

FLgirl 07/19/11 - 03:53 pm
What was dangerous was

What was dangerous was engaging in a high speed pursuit through a neighborhood after a SHOPLIFTER!

hockeyplayer 07/19/11 - 07:13 pm
I wonder what the police

I wonder what the police report will say? How close will it be to the truth? This is true excitement for North Augusta Public Safety, but not a surprise he got away - if he was not guilty they probably could have caught him!

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