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04/24/06

Most Wanted: Off Streets, In Hospital

One of Savannah's most wanted criminals is off the streets and in the hospital recovering from a gun shot wound. Rahmine Ashley was caught this weekend after a late night chase that ended in Liberty County.

Savannah Chatham police have been looking for Ashley since late February. Sgt. Mike Wilson says Ashley became one of our most wanted after officers responded to a domestic dispute involving Ashley back on February 25th. Police say that's when Ashley tried to run down two officers with his car. They chased him... But he got away, and was on the loose until this weekend.

It all started early Sunday morning in front of the Waffle House on Abercorn. That's when an unidentified man walked up shot Ashley. The driver of the car Ashley was in took off. After running a stop sign in Pooler, the chase was on. While police investigated the shooting at the restaurant they became aware that the Pooler police department was chasing a Ford Crown Victoria.

It was a three county chase that ended abruptly in Liberty County when Darnel Campbell wrecked the car. Campbell took off into the woods but surrendered after police brought in the dogs.

Savannah Chatham police later found out that Rahmine Ashley was in fact a gunshot victim in that vehicle.

Lifestar flew Ashley to Memorial Health where he remains in serious condition. When doctors are done with him, detectives expect to arrest and charge Ahley with assault on a police officer and more.

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