3 arrested after car chase through 3 counties

Monday, July 30, 2012 7:23 PM
Last updated 10:32 PM
  • Follow Crime & courts

Police say they arrested three people who led deputies on a chase Monday through three counties and reached speeds exceeding 100 mph.

About 4 p.m., Richmond County sheriff’s deputies recognized a vehicle that was being sought in multiple states, Capt. Scott Gay said.

When the deputies tried to pull the car over, it quickly accelerated, leading police on a chase on Interstate 20 through Richmond and Columbia counties and into McDuffie County.

Gay said the three people in the vehicle – Dewayne Harrison, 30, Allen Hodge, 40, and Renee Bryant, 33 – were tossing evidence from the car as they sped down the highway.

The three are accused of stealing purses, wallets and IDs in Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, Gay said.

When the car tried to pull off the highway at Exit 174 in McDuffie County, it flipped into a ditch. One person got out and started running but was quickly apprehended, Gay said. No one was seriously injured.

Harrison, Hodge and Bryant were booked into the Columbia County Detention Center, where they await charges from Richmond and Columbia counties and perhaps other jurisdictions.

“We do not know where they are from; they had multiple IDs on them,” Gay said, noting that the names they are booked under could change as officers collect more information.

Gay said the FBI is involved.

Correspondent Donna Stillinger contributed to this report.

Comments (6) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
rmwhitley
5526
Points
rmwhitley 07/30/12 - 07:42 pm
0
0
Dad'gum it
Unpublished

you just can't control those rogue Tea Party people. brian ross and abc should be reporting these Tea Party scufflaws.

nevertoolate
291
Points
nevertoolate 07/30/12 - 08:53 pm
1
0
Too bad...

they didn't get to check into Hotel 411...

HighSociety
1840
Points
HighSociety 07/30/12 - 09:47 pm
3
0
Great job!!

Great job!!

speedy6492
30
Points
speedy6492 07/30/12 - 10:58 pm
1
0
But they will eventually be

But they will eventually be checking in at hotel 411 you could be sure of that! Hopefully it will be by Thanksgiving and Christmas time. Crime does not pay!

beboisme
425
Points
beboisme 07/31/12 - 06:52 am
4
0
Good,excellent,fantastic,wond

Good,excellent,fantastic,wonderful job coppers!

JRC2024
7926
Points
JRC2024 07/31/12 - 08:38 am
2
0
Fine upstanding citizens they

Fine upstanding citizens they are. As in earlier posts, get out the big tent and the ball and chain for these worthless people. Thanks officers for catching them.

FLIPPED OUT
33
Points
FLIPPED OUT 07/31/12 - 04:08 pm
0
1
100 mph give me a break.Fire

100 mph give me a break.Fire all involved.

Back to Top

Loading...