MOULTRIE — The driver in a high-speed chase through Northwest Moultrie Dec. 27 was apprehended Thursday and faces a variety of charges from the chase.

Kenji Ramon Irvin, 22, of 812 Northside Drive, Apt. 2, was charged Thursday with no proof of insurance, reckless driving, driving without a license plate, an open container violation, attempting to elude officers (second offense), driving without a license, failure to stop for a stop sign and probation violation. Two passengers in the vehicle along with Irvin have not yet been charged in connection with the chase.

Police reports said the officer spotted a Dodge Intrepid with an expired drive-out tag on Second Avenue Northwest about 10:05 a.m. Dec. 27. The driver looked directly at the officer, who identified him as Irvin and who knew Irvin did not have a valid driver’s license and had warrants out for him. Then the Intrepid sped away from the scene.

The officer began to pursue the Intrepid, and reports said the vehicle turned onto Third Street Northwest and onto First Avenue Northwest. The chase reached speeds between 70 and 80 mph while on First Avenue Northwest.

The officer turned on his blue lights and requested for officer backup to assist in the pursuit, reports said. The Intrepid ran a stop sign while turning onto Seventh Street Northwest from First Avenue Northwest and then turned onto Joe Louis Avenue and drove at a high rate of speed down the middle of the roadway.

Reports said the Intrepid was parked behind a residence on Joe Louis Avenue, and Irvin and two unknown passengers fled from the vehicle on foot. The officer attempted to pursue them but was unable to apprehend any of them.

The officer searched the Intrepid, and reports said it did not have a valid insurance card or bill of sale in it. The officer also found an open container of alcohol inside, reports said, and the vehicle was towed away from the scene once the search was completed.



Arrests

• A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were each charged with theft by shoplifting.

• David Wesley Adcock Jr., 20, of 315 15th St. S.E., Apt. G-7, was charged Thursday with DUI, illegal possession of alcohol, driving with an expired tag, tail lights required and speeding.

• Luther William Spires Jr., 27, of 1238 Perry Batts Road, was charged Thursday with aggravated child molestation and aggravated sodomy.

• Eric Maurice Rowland, 19, of 721 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, was charged Thursday with simple battery (domestic violence) and criminal trespassing.



Other Incidents

• Shalamaar Williams, of Ninth Street Southwest, reported an unknown person broke out the driver’s side window of her Honda Accord between 2 p.m. Thursday and 2:07 a.m. Friday. Damage to the window was estimated at approximately $150, and it was unknown if anything was stolen.

• An employee at Colony Bank on North Veterans Parkway reported a known male customer opened an account at the bank using a bad check and deposited additional bad checks between Jan. 12 and Monday. The total amount of the account was $4,200, and the customer had withdrawn all but $50 from the account at the time of report.

• Kay Bates, of Apache Drive, reported a male acquaintance sent her a check Thursday to pay for a Ford F-150 she was selling for $9,200. When Bates attempted to cash the check, it was found to be a counterfeit. The amount of the counterfeit check was $11,900, and the male acquaintance told Bates he would send someone to pick up the truck and extra $2,700 from the check after she cashed it.

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