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Man charged after leading deputies on chase through two counties

Aris Flores (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office) Aris Flores (Source: Bulloch County Sheriff's Office)
BULLOCH CO., GA (WTOC) -

A Savannah man is in custody after leading deputies from two counties on a high-speed chase.

The Bulloch County Sheriff's Office says they were contacted by Jenkins County Sheriff's deputies on Monday at 7:22 p.m. requesting assistance in a vehicle pursuit which started in their jurisdiction. 

Jenkins County deputies were pursuing the suspect at a high rate of speed down U.S. 25. That's when BCSO deputies attempted to stop the suspect from entering Statesboro by setting up spike strips at U.S. 80 W at the Bypass. However, he avoided striking the strips and was able to turn onto the Bypass. The suspect continued on the Bypass until he struck another vehicle at Westside Rd. 

Officials say Aris Flores, 23, of Savannah, was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit. The occupants of the vehicle struck by Flores were treated at the scene and released. One deputy sustained a minor injury to his knee during the foot pursuit and was treated at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. 

A subsequent search of Flores' vehicle revealed a significant amount of marijuana and U.S. currency, which were secured by investigators with the Bulloch County Drug Suppression Team. 

Flores was transported to the Bulloch County Jail where he is currently being held without bond. He is charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, felony fleeing and attempting to elude, speeding, reckless driving, obstruction, and disobeying a traffic control device.

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