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Published on Thursday, August 28, 2014

High speed chase leads to arrest

A man who led police on a high speed chase through Marlboro County Tuesday night was due in magistrate's court today for a bond hearing.
Jameke Caseon Thomas, 19, of 3233 Adamsville Road, Bennettsville, faces charges of failure to stop for a blue light, aggravated assault, malicious injury to property and simple possession of marijuana, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Sometime after 8 p.m. Tuesday, August 26, the S.C. Highway Patrol attempted to stop Thomas on Highway 381 in McColl for a traffic violation. But he failed to stop, initiating a chase that went through McColl, Tatum, Bennettsville and Clio, reaching speed in excess of 100 miles per hour and at times driving on the wrong side of the road, facing oncoming traffic.
His route included Briarpatch Road and Highway 15-401 in McColl, 15-401 in Tatum and Bennettsville, Highway 9 East and Highway 381 in Clio. Officers with the Sheriff's Office, McColl and Clio Police Departments all participated in the chase.
Ultimately, he wrecked just outside the city limits of Clio by intentionally braking, causing a deputy to hit him in the rear, according to an incident report. Both cars sustained minor damage, and no injuries were reported.
Once he was taken into custody, deputies searched Thomas and found a plastic bag of marijuana, along with $30 cash. Both were taken into evidence.
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