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Dumas Arrested After Chase from Augusta Mall


A suspect in an attempted murder in South Carolina was captured Friday after a police chase from the Augusta Mall, authorities said.

At approximately 1:30 p.m., Gang Task Force investigators, along with agents from the ATF and other South Carolina law enforcement agencies, attempted to arrest a subject at the Augusta Mall that was wanted in South Carolina for Attempted Murder and other charges, sheriff’s Lt. Allan Rollins said.

Terry O’Dell Dumas, 22, of Beech Lane, Grovetown, was observed at the mall by the investigators. As they approached, Dumas fled in a rental car and the investigators gave chase.

“Dumas led deputies on a chase to the intersection of Highland Ave at Damascus Road where he struck a vehicle driven by a citizen,” Lt. Rollins said. “Dumas’ vehicle was disabled and he and a passenger attempted to flee on foot but we apprehended at the scene. A handgun and cocaine were found in the car.”

Dumas was committed to the Charles B. Webster Detention Center for Possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime, reckless driving, fleeing and eluding an officer, and hit and run. He has also been questioned in reference to other violent crimes in Richmond County.

North Augusta Public Safety has placed a hold on Dumas for the cases in South Carolina.  The passenger in the vehicle is still being questioned and has not been charged at this time, Lt. Rollins said.

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Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh
Greg Rickabaugh is an award-winning crime reporter in the Augusta-Aiken area with experience writing for The Augusta Chronicle, The Augusta Press and serving as publisher of The Jail Report. Rickabaugh is a 1994 graduate of the University of South Carolina and has appeared on several crime documentaries on the Investigation Discovery channel.


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