UPDATE | Suspect arrested after overnight car theft

Published: Oct. 16, 2017 at 5:14 AM EDT
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Monday, Oct. 16, 2017

RICHMOND COUNTY, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- A suspect has been arrested in an overnight car theft and chase in downtown Augusta.

Richmond County deputies arrested Jerome Burley around 1:30 this morning (October 16) on the 2100 block of A Street. Officials stated that Burley, along with three other suspects, were seen exiting a stolen Chevrolet Traverse while it was still in motion.

Investigators observed the Traverse traveling along A Street toward Wood Street unoccupied when it struck another car.

Burley reportedly sustained minor injuries after falling out of the moving vehicle and was offered a medical evaluation by Gold Cross EMS but he denied the assistance.

The stolen Traverse was soon returned to its owner. Additional details about the other suspects in the vehicle were not immediately available.

5:14 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) -- Dispatchers say Richmond County deputies are conducting a man hunt for suspects accused of stealing a car.

Dispatchers say it all started around 1:30 Monday morning near the Lake Olmstead area. They say the theft suspects led deputies on a chase and fled the scene on foot.

Details are limited right now, but at last check deputies were still looking for these suspects. Our crew on scene tells us it appears those suspects crashed the stolen car into another parked car.

As soon as we know more we will update you, including possible descriptions of the suspects.