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Suspect arrested after chase
allenhurst chase

A high-speed chase, this past Sunday afternoon, ended with the arrest of a suspect on Dunlevie Road in Walthourville.  

According to Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, Captain Dennis Poulson, a deputy attempted to pull the driver over for a damaged taillight. The driver refused to stop, which led to a high-speed chase with various agencies in pursuit.

According to Georgia State Trooper Lyle Thurmond Powell the suspect fled eastbound on Dunlevie Road headed toward Highway 84. Thurmond said he positioned himself at Dunlevie Road near the railroad tracks and placed down his stop strips, but the driver drove around them. He said the driver turned onto Highway 84 and then turned on a side road that brought him back down Dunlevie Road heading toward Allenhurst.

Thurmond attempted a pursuit intervention technique (PIT maneuver) which caused the suspect to drive into the ditch near Wilder Road.

Demarius Powell
Demarius Powell
The suspect, later identified as Demarius Powell, ended up wrecking his vehicle near the Marathon service station. It was reported that Powell hit speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour in a 35-mph speed zone.

Powell was charged with fleeing or attempting to elude and criminal attempt to commit a misdemeanor by the Sheriff’s Department. More charges could be pending.

According to Thurmond, Powell was also being charged with driving with a suspended license, speeding, reckless driving and fleeing and attempt to elude through the GSP department. Thurmond said the vehicle didn’t belong to Powell and he had borrowed the vehicle from someone else.


Allenhurst car chase

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