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High-speed chase suspect from Chester County captured in Great Falls

The passenger in the vehicle was arrested Monday. Deputies eventually found Gage Plourde with help from the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
Credit: Chester County Sheriff's Office
Gage Plourde in custody

CHESTER COUNTY, S.C. — The Chester County Sheriff's Office in South Carolina said Gage Plourde of Richmond, Virginia was captured Wednesday, Sept. 15, two days after a high-speed chase in South Carolina.

The chase started Monday afternoon due to reports of a stolen car from Virginia, officials said. The chase reached speeds of 115 mph and spanned several counties. 

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According to the Chester County Sheriff's Office, the chase ended when the suspects exited the vehicle and fled into the woods off Deer Branch Road near High Tower Road. 

The York County Sheriff's Office also assisted in the initial pursuit, but stopped due to the "driver's recklessness," according to the sheriff's office.  

The woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was arrested Monday. Plourde was eventually spotted walking along Highway 21 near highway 200 in the Great Falls area by agents with the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. He was taken into custody.

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