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Police chase from Charlotte to Richburg, SC ends in crash, three arrested

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

At least three people were taken into custody following a police pursuit that started in Charlotte and ended in South Carolina, Chief Deputy Robert Sprouse said with the Chester County Sheriff's Office. 

The incident began around 3:06 p.m. when Charlotte officers spotted a vehicle with a stolen tag on Tyvola Road at South Boulevard. The officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver refused and a police helicopter was called in.

Officers soon learned that the vehicle was reportedly used in an armed robbery. At that point, officers began pursuing the vehicle.

The chase ensued down I-77 all the way to Richburg, SC. There, WBTV's Sky3 was over the scene when the vehicle side-swiped another car, lost control and came to rest on the right side of the interstate. At least two were taken into custody at the scene.

Deputies said two people were captured at the scene. The third person was apprehended in the woods off of J S Gaston Road and Highway 901, according to the sheriff's office. 

Richburg resident Stephanie Roberts said that the third person was caught right behind her home. 

“We sat here and I videoed and waited and probably about 30 minutes afterwards here they come walking out the guy in handcuffs,” explained Roberts.

She said her and her family had noticed the suspect vehicle driving by their home during the chase.

“The car went by our road actually before anything ever even happened. We were all standing out here and my son said 'look at that car'. It was going like 100 (mph) right up this road," said Roberts.

Roberts said that at one point law enforcement officers had guns drawn near her home. She said she worried for her safety and the safety of her family.

 “I’m in this ditch over here and these other cops have their guns pointed, so if they would have started (shooting), I would have been in the crossfire,” said Roberts.

She hopes this is the first and last chase to happen in Richburg.

“I wish they wouldn’t do any crime at all," said Roberts. "I know this is crazy to say, but I wish they’d keep it way up in Charlotte or somewhere like that-not where we live.”

One person was taken to the Chesterfield Detention Center, deputies said. The sheriff's office did not know where the other two people were transported to. 

No names have been released and there is no word on possible charges.

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