Man arrested on drug charge after chase in North Augusta

Man arrested on drug charge after chase in North Augusta

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - A North Augusta man is facing charges after officers say he led them on a chase early Wednesday morning.

The chase started just after 1 a.m. when North Augusta Public Safety officers were patrolling Ridgeview Manor Apartments on Bradleyville Road, according to an incident report. An officer saw a driver leave the complex at a high speed and blow through a stop sign.

The driver, later identified as 26-year-old Jamain Wilson, didn't stop when the officer activated his blue lights and siren, according to the report. The chase continued onto Cherokee Road, where the officer saw Wilson throw bags out of his car window.

The substances in the bags were later identified as crack cocaine and marijuana, according to the report.

The pursuit continued across Jefferson Davis onto Parker Drive, and right onto Old Cherokee Road, according to the report. Wilson almost wrecked at the railroad tracks near Old Storm Branch Road.

Wilson then rammed through a metal gate on a dirt road, drove behind a phone tower and tried to flee on foot, according to the report. The officer arrested Wilson after a brief chase on foot.

He is charged with possession of marijuana, failure to stop for blue lights, driving under suspension, disregarding a stop sign and malicious injury to property and is being held at the Aiken County Detention Center.

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