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Lexington County man arrested after police chase and car crash

LaGeorge Raul Jackson of Lexington was arrested in Chester County Saturday after a police chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph.

Pelion Police said LaGeorge 30, robbed a Dollar General store in Pelion on Jan. 11. Jackson was being sought for Common Law Robbery and Assault and Battery First Degree.

He is also suspected of two armed robberies and a carjacking.

LaGeorge Raul JacksonCCSO photo

He is being charged with Failure to Stop for Blue Lights, Driving Under Suspension, Driving Under the Influence, Possession of a Stolen Car and a Seatbelt Violation, according to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office.

In the alleged robbery of the Dollar General in Pelion, a clerk sustained minor injuries. The suspect left the scene in a white Honda Accord. Information from witnesses and the vehicle tag number led to arrest warrants being obtained for Jackson.

According to the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson was being chased through Chester, Saturday, along SC 321. He turned onto Hardin Strait Road. There, he lost control, and crashed into a tree before flipping over.
He was taken to Piedmont Medical Center with minor injuries.

Jackson is suspected of armed robberies in Elgin and Aiken where the car he was driving was used as the getaway vehicle. Jackson is also suspected of a carjacking in Columbia.

Deputies say the chase began on SC 9 west and went into Union County before going back to Chester County.

Deputies say he exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour.

As the chase continued through the City of Chester, the vehicle traveled down SC 97 and turned onto Hardin Strait Road. Jackson lost control of the vehicle, ran off the road, hit a tree and flipped over.

No law enforcement officers were injured.