UPDATE: Walthourville high-speed chase suspect faces felony charge

Crime & Safety

Demarius Jaquaves Powell
photo: Liberty County Sheriff’s Office

WALTHOURVILLE, Ga. (WSAV) — The suspect of a high-speed chase in Walthourville Sunday afternoon faces a felony charge.

Authorities charged Demarius Jaquaves Powell with one felony count of Fleeing or Attempting ro Elude and one count of Criminal Attempt To Commit A Misdemeanor.

According to Liberty County Sheriffs Office Capt. Dennis Poulson, a deputy attempted to pull Powell over for a damaged taillight.

Authorities say Powell refused to stop, leading several officers on a chase.

Authorities say Powell was traveling upwards of 90 mph on the 35 mph roadway. Powell ended up wrecking his vehicle near the Marathon gas station.

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