Names released after chase down County Line Road

Names released after chase down County Line Road

DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) - Albany Police responded to a dispute on the 200 block of Cone Street about 3:30 p.m. that later led to a chase with Georgia State troopers.

Officials said that 24-year-old Kawasaki Stephens and his girlfriend, 28-year-old Julie Dent, were breaking up. Julie brought her brother, 30-year-old William Dent Jr., to Cone St. to pick up items from Stephens.

While there, William and Stephens got into an argument. Once the argument was over, Julie and William got into their truck to leave. Stephens then hopped into the back of the vehicle.

GSP clocked the truck speeding and noticed Stephens in the back, then proceeded to stop the vehicle. When William failed to stop, troopers chased the truck down County Line Road near the Worth and Dougherty Co. lines just south of Pine Trail.

William already had a warrant for probation violation. He was charged with speeding, fleeing and attempt to elude, driving with a suspended license, and obstruction for giving a false name.

Julie was admitted for treatment of her injuries during the original case and also had a warrant out for her arrest. She was also charged with obstruction for giving a false name.

Stephens' charges are pending during further investigation of the dispute.

Albany police were not involved in the chase, but have now taken over the initial investigation.

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