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Two felons charged after chase, rollover crash

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Two men have been charged after a high-speed chase Sunday night and a crash involving a Savannah-Chatham Metro Police cruiser and foot chase.

Police said Derrick Andre McDaniel, 29, of Garden City, and Jawyann Porchei Pringle, 29, of Savannah, were arrested at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday by officers from several agencies off of Hopeland Drive in the Windsor Forest neighborhood.

McDaniel was driving Chevrolet pickup truck and Pringle was his passenger.

He led Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputies and a Midway police officer on a high-speed chase on Interstate 95, collided with a vehicle at US 17 and Highway 204 and a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department police car at Science Drive and Abercorn Street, according to SCMPD.

The police car that collided with the truck was not part of the chase, but the crash sent the pickup out of control and it rolled over several times on the lawn of Armstrong Atlantic State University.

The two men ran across AASU's campus and through a fence to the Windsor Forest neighborhood, according to police.

Pringle was taken into custody Liberty County, Armstrong Atlantic and SCMPD police officers after a Liberty County deputy used a stun gun on him. McDaniel was apprehended by a SCMPD officer.

Police found two handguns, including one that was reported stolen in 2011, cell phones, drug related items, cash and other suspect items.

Two SCMPD officers in the patrol car that hit the pickup were taken to an area hospital for treatment. They were treated and released.

McDaniel was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, theft by receiving a stolen firearm, obstruction by fleeing, loitering and prowling, reckless driving, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license.

Pringle was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and felony obstruction and faces a previously issued warrant by the Chatham County Sheriff's Office for conspiracy to commit a crime.

The investigation is continues and more charges may be added.

Both men have extensive records with SCMPD, according to police.

McDaniel was released from prison in February 2011. He served two years of a four-year sentence for burglary, fleeing to elude, false imprisonment, obstruction and robbery.

Pringle was in prison from September 2003-January 2004, February 2005-October 2005 and December 2008-August 2009 for drug charges and terroristic threats.

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