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Man arrested after several Aiken County hit-and-runs, vehicle thefts

North Augusta Department of Public Safety has arrested a man after they say he stole multiple vehicles and committed several hit-and-runs.
North Augusta Department of Public Safety has arrested a man after they say he stole multiple vehicles and committed several hit-and-runs.(WRDW/WAGT)
Published: Jul. 12, 2020 at 11:13 AM EDT
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. (WRDW/WAGT) - The North Augusta Department of Public Safety says it has arrested a man accused of stealing multiple cars and several hit-and-runs.

They say it started when the suspect allegedly stole a vehicle in Aiken County and struck another vehicle at Knox Avenue and East Five Notch Road.

They say immediately after that incident, the suspect drove to the intersection of Knox Avenue and East Martintown Road, where he assaulted the driver of another vehicle. Police believe he was attempting to steal that person’s vehicle.

Then North Augusta investigators say he drove to a local gas station, where he stole a different car, and proceeded northbound on Knox Avenue, where he struck another vehicle.

Police engaged in a brief chase with him, which ended in the suspect crashing his stolen vehicle at the corner of Knox Avenue and Bradleyville Road.

Investigators tell us he tried to flee the scene on foot, and was detained shortly afterward.

The suspect has been taken to the hospital to be treated for minor injuries. The North Augusta Department of Public Safety has not revealed the suspect’s identity or his pending charges.

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