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Teen arrested following Meriwether Co. police chase

Teen arrested following Meriwether Co. police chase (Source: AP Graphics) Teen arrested following Meriwether Co. police chase (Source: AP Graphics)

MERIWETHER COUNTY, GA (WTVM) - A teen is behind bars and another suspect is on the run following a police chase in Meriwether County.

It began Monday afternoon on Roosevelt Highway near Jarrell road in Greenville when an officer attempted to initiate a traffic stop on a 2006 Dodge Caravan.

The driver of the van sped off while heading north on Roosevelt Highway. The van eventually ran into a ditch and both suspects began running on foot.

Police were able to catch the 16-year-old suspect and they are working to identify the other person.

Officers later determined the caravan was stolen from a car lot in LaGrange. 

The car was later identified as being involved in several burglaries throughout Troup County earlier on Monday.

The juvenile suspect is in the Meriwether County Jail facing several charges including attempting to elude and reckless driving.

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