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RCSO Deputies Find Chase Suspect Hiding in Dumpster


Craig ReddA North Augusta man was pretty banged up after leading authorities on a two-state chase Tuesday night that ended in a crash and the suspect trying to hide in a dumpster.

Craig Allen Redd, 24 (above and at right), appears to have suffered painful injuries in the crash, based on his mugshot.

North Augusta police chased a stolen vehicle into Augusta just before midnight Tuesday and that’s when Richmond County deputies took over the pursuit on Milledge Road.

Katie Hoots“After a brief pursuit the driver, later identified as Craig Allen Redd, crashed the vehicle at the intersection of Milledge Road and Pickens Road,” a press release says. “The driver fled on foot. …  He was found hiding in a dumpster.”

Redd – who has a tattoo on his back that says “C-DUMB” – was booked into the Richmond County Jail on charges of theft by receiving, fleeing and eluding police, obstruction, reckless driving, failure to maintain lane, driving on a suspended license, leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, no proof of insurance and a seatbelt violation.

A passenger in the car, Katie Leigh HootsCover Issue 932, was taken into custody for an outstanding warrant from Columbia County.

For more crime news, pick up this week’s edition of The Jail Report, sold in local gas stations. 

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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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