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High speed chase leads to crash, three arrests
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A Liberty County Sheriff Deputy's vehicle ends in a ditch after losing control during a high speed chase Thursday afternoon. - photo by Photo provided.

Three men are in custody and one is on the run after a high speed chase Thursday afternoon.
According to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Liberty County Deputy Sgt. Jason Colvin  was involved in a vehicle pursuit that resulted in the arrest of three men from Savannah, and charges on a fourth person.

Colvin was operating traffic radar on Highway 196 E when he observed a speeding vehicle. Colvin began to pursue the vehicle which was traveling towards U.S. Highway 84, making a turn onto the westbound lanes heading towards Hinesville.  At one point the vehicle pulled into Liberty County High School, where it turned around and began heading east on U.S. Highway 84.  When the driver made a turn onto Leroy Coffer Highway, he reached speeds over 100 MPH. 

According to the release the vehicle, a black Dodge Ram reentered the northbound lane and continued towards Richmond Hill, while continuing to maintain speeds over 100 MPH.  

As the vehicle reached the KOA campground near I-95, Deputy David Abbgy lost control of his vehicle while trying to avoid slow moving vehicles ahead of the chase.  Abbgy’s vehicle traveled off the right side of the roadway and came to a stop in a ditch.  His vehicle struck a road sign and suffered damage to the under carriage. 

The suspects continued on to the T/A Truck Stop on Ford Ave in Richmond Hill and struck a road sign as it turned into the service station. Four occupants abandoned the vehicle in the rear of the Truck Stop parking lot.

The search for the vehicle occupants resulted in the arrest of three persons, Jaquan Darrell Chess, Jaquez Sayon Scott, and Kevin Xavier Cauley. Jonathan Jaquan Harris is the fourth suspect who has yet to turn himself in. Assisting agencies were Richmond Hill Police Department, Midway Police Department, and Georgia State Patrol. 

The Georgia State Patrol was called in to investigate both accidents.  Abbgy was checked by EMS on the scene but was not transported to the hospital.   He later went on his own to the Liberty Regional Medical Center to be treated for minor injuries. 

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