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Suspect in custody after police chase

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AUGUSTA, GA (WFXG) -

One man is behind bars following a police chase late Sunday night. The pursuit started at the Providence Apartments on Southgate Drive and ended on Richmond Hill Road.

"It wasn't that much of a chase," said Lt. Calvin Chew.

Deputies said Roderick Haynes, 27, jumped out of his car and began fleeing on foot. Lt. Chew said the deputy swerved attempting not to hit the suspect then crashed into a ditch off Richmond Hill Road. Deputies said Haynes was hospitalized after the chase. He was then taken into custody.

Details on this incident are limited at this time. Lt. Chew said the deputy involved in the chase is OK.

Haynes is being charged with aggravated assault, obstruction of law enforcement, attempting to elude an officer, possession of marijuana and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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