Crime

Update: Names of suspects released in high-speed chase on Fort Benning

LARRY GIERER, Sarah Robinson

lgierer@ledger-enquirer, srobinson@ledger-enquirer.com

Update: Dawson Police said Roderick Smith and Reginald Smith were the suspects who led authorities into a high-speed chase that ended this morning on Fort Benning military base.

The men were wanted in connection with a robbery that occurred around 4:47 a.m. this morning at a Kangroo Express convenience store in Dawson, Ga.

By noon, Roderick, who was identified as the driver in the high-speed chase, was still in police custody at the military base, and authorities had transported Reginald to Terrell County to await pending charges.

Officials said both suspects will be charged with robbery, while Roderick will face an additional charge of fleeing to elude. 

Original Story: A high-speed car chase ended on Fort Benning Thursday morning.

According to a new release from the post, at 5:08 p.m. the military police received a call from the Chattahoochee County Sheriff's Office of a high-speed chase that originated in Richland, Ga.

The subjects entered Fort Benning at Sand Hill and abruptly stopped as they failed to negotiate the turn and impacted the cement barriers at the top of the entrance ramp to the access control point.

One of the subjects was injured in the wreck and the other was apprehended by Fort Benning police.

The suspect not injured fled into Patton Village where he entered a home and stole a vehicle.

At 6:17 a.m., Fort Benning officials issued a Be On the Lookout (BOLO)  to all patrols and access control points.

At approximately 7:30 a.m. guards at the access point on Buena Vista Road observed the stolen vehicle in the area of Wildcat  Road and Buena Vista Road and notified Columbus police.

The vehicle was stopped at the intersection of Red Arrow Road and Buena Vista Road. Where the second subject was apprehended.

No one else was harmed.

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