Three arrested after high-speed police chase

Three arrested after high-speed police chase
Ben Bray
Ben Bray

CORDELE, GA (WALB) - Around 2:00 AM today in Rochelle, Wilcox Co Deputies tried to pull over a car for moving violations, but the driver took off, and a chase ensued down 280 into Cordele. Crisp County deputies say the Crown Victoria reached 100 miles per hour.

Crisp County Deputies put stop sticks at Highway 280 and Dorough Rd. The car continued into Cordele but crashed at 16th Street and I-75. 

Diamonte Dargen, 17, of Macon, Davarre Sandifer, 19, of Warner Robins, and Cantrell Brooks, 21, of Warner Robins were all arrested by Crisp County, after they jumped out of the car and took off running.

"These devices [stop sticks ] significantly reduce the speed of the vehicle because they lose control of the steering capability or pull capabilities from the rear axle," said Sgt. Ben Bray of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office.

The car continued to slow down heading into Cordele. Smoke and dust flying up from the tire, before it eventually falls off.

Once Dargen, seen here, slowed down, Lt. Tom Kelly of the Crisp County Sheriff's Office took over for the Wilcox deputy.

Sgt. Bray says working with other agencies is important. "Our deputies knew where they were going and being that, the other deputies on the squad and the other assisting deputies and police officers could surround the car or come to the area," said Bray.

But it wasn't just deputies that came to the area; Sheriff Hancock himself caught the two passengers as they ran across I-75.

"He leads by example, therefore he is not afraid to get out and work with our deputies and guide them and direct them to the proper way to do things," said Bray.

Dargen, seen running here, was also wanted on possession of weapons charges in Bibb County.

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