Car chase crossed state lines, ends in crash

Keith Jamal James
Keith Jamal James

Deputies say Keith Jamal James lead the RCSO on a police chase that ended in South Carolina.

Around midnight, a RCSO deputy witnessed a female being pushed out of a vehicle on Greene Street. He tried to approach the vehicle and the suspect fled. A chase ensued and the driver of the vehicle crossed the 13th Street Bridge into North Augusta.

The North Augusta Department of Public Safety assisted with the chase. The car crashed into a tree and the suspect fled on foot.

James was apprehended and taken to an Aiken hospital to be treated for minor injuries. Public safety officers confirmed that a gun was found in the suspect's car.

He is being held in the Aiken County Detention Center for failure to stop for law enforcement. The detention center said that more charges are expected.