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Identity of police chase suspect revealed

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Fredrick Burnsed (Source: Bryan County Sheriff's Office) Fredrick Burnsed (Source: Bryan County Sheriff's Office)

The identity of the man that led police on a high speed chase across two counties with a young child in the back seat has been released.

Investigators say Fredrick Burnsed Jr., of Bloomingdale, was behind the wheel. He is now behind bars charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, cruelty to a child, felony fleeing, speeding, reckless driving and fleeing, and attempting to elude law enforcement.

It all started when Bryan County sheriff's deputies spotted Burnsed after receiving reports his vehicle was seen in the area of several home burglaries in Bulloch County.

When officials tried to contact Burnsed, he fled the area in his Honda with a small child in the back of the car without a child seat. Deputies broke the chase for fear the child would get hurt, but Burnsed never slowed down. At one point the car was clocked at 105 mph.

After several attempts to slow the vehicle, the Pembroke Police Chief took the lead and performed a pit maneuver, forcing the car off the road.

Burnsed and a female passenger were arrested and transported to the Bulloch County Jail. The child's father later picked him up from police.

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