Police chase ends in crash at River Glen Apartments in Augusta

Published: Jan. 3, 2018 at 8:28 AM EST
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Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018

1:30 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Investigators have arrested a 16-year-old male in connection to a stolen vehicle, chase, and crash Wednesday morning in Augusta.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, the call came in around 7:35 a.m. when a stolen vehicle was seen at the intersection of Randall Road and Heard Avenue. Deputies were able to locate the stolen 2017 Nissan Altima with a paper tag.

When deputies tried to pull the vehicle over, a chase ensued. The chase ended at Cedar Street and Telfair Street when the suspect jumped from the car while it was still in motion and ran from the scene.

Deputy trainee Richard Russell exited the passenger side of the patrol vehicle in an attempt to chase after the suspect. Another patrol vehicle driven by Deputy Jason McCall was traveling behind the lead vehicle in the chase, swerved to go around and accidentally struck Russell. Russell sustained a possible broken leg and was taken to the hospital.

The male suspect will be detained at RYDC and at this time will be charged with felony fleeing and attempting to elude, no license, and theft by receiving. The investigation continues, and investigators say more charges could occur.

8:30 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW/WAGT) -- A police chase has ended with a crash on East Cedar Street at the back of the River Glen Apartments. Richmond County dispatchers confirm the chase started around 7:45 this morning when deputies reported a stolen vehicle on Randall Road and tried to stop it.

We're told one person is in custody, but two other people in the car ran. Deputies are calling in a dog team to help with the search.

No word on any injuries.

News 12's Jason Raven tells us he watched crews tow a Richmond County deputy's vehicle and what looks like the stolen vehicle from the scene. It seems the patrol vehicle was crashed into on the driver's side.

Stay tuned to News 12 NBC 26 for updates on this developing story.