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Augusta man arrested in Jenkins County after chase
Suspect was wanted in two counties
high speed chase

A man wanted on shoplifting charges out of Richmond County fled from deputies in Jenkins County  Saturday afternoon, but surrendered after an hours- long chase.

David Oliver, 20, of Augusta, was seen speeding on Highway 25 from Bulloch into Jenkins counties around noon, said Jenkins County Sheriff Robert Oglesby.

After a high-speed chase reaching 111 mph, with Oliver driving on the wrong side of the road, on the embankments and on dirt roads, he abandoned his rental car at an old hunting club near Millen, Oglesby said.

The Georgia State Patrol , the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Statesboro- Bulloch Crime Suppression Team and Jenkins County sheriff’s deputies, along with a Georgia State Patrol helicopter, pursued Oliver until he surrendered to Jenkins county sheriff’s deputies around 5:45 p.m. in Millen, Oglesby said.

Oliver will face several traffic charges and was wanted out of Richmond and Columbia Counties.  He was taken to the Jenkins County jail to await further legal action.


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