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Two juveniles in custody after high-speed chase in Effingham Co.

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Suspect's car damage from PIT maneuver. Suspect's car damage from PIT maneuver.
Deputy's car damaged during PIT maneuver. Deputy's car damaged during PIT maneuver.

Two juveniles have been arrested after a high-speed chase in Effingham County. 

The two teen suspects were seen acting suspiciously at a Parker's convenience store in Springfield by a deputy. That deputy followed them, and when he turned on his lights to make an investigative stop, they took off near Log Landing Road leading deputies on a high speed chase that ended in the Shadowbrook Subdivision. The deputies had to use a PIT maneuver to stop the car and the suspects then jumped out and fled on foot.  

A fifteen and a thirteen year old were both caught and are now in custody. Police say no weapons or drugs were involved and no injuries were to report. The fifteen year old driver was found in nearby woods and the thirteen year old passenger was found hiding in a nearby residence.

The suspects were driving a gold Honda that belongs to the mother of one of the juveniles. Authorities say the teens were out joyriding and when the deputy tried to pull them over they got scared and fled.

David Ehsanipoor with Effingham County Sheriff's Department, said "Now we believe that these kids just weren't thinking right and made a very poor decision and they are going to pay for it unfortunately. All they had to do was stop and now they have both been taken into custody and they are going to be facing several charges."

The two suspects are now facing charges of felony fleeing and attempt to elude, felony damage to government property, obstruction of an officer and reckless driving.

Authorities continue to investigate. Stay for the latest on this developing story.

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