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LCSO conducts high-speed chase
A high speed chase ended with the suspects car pinned against a tree on Wednesday afternoon. - photo by Capture from video by Lewis Levine

LCSO conducts high speed chase

By: Lewis Levine

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The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop this afternoon at the intersection of Curtis Road and Highway 196, which resulted in a high-speed chase. The suspect initially stopped but then fled the scene, according to LCSO Captain James Ashdown. 

The suspect reached approximate speeds of 96 mph coming down Hwy 196 into Hinesville, Ashdown continued. The suspect is a convicted felon and had a firearm in his vehicle when deputies arrested him. 

LCSO used a pit maneuver against the suspect in order to end the chase and apprehend him. His vehicle was pinned against a pine tree. He is currently in custody, and no injuries are reported. 

The Courier will follow the story as information is released. 

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