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      Police chase reaches speeds over 100 mph

      Jameke Thomas. Photo provided by the Marlboro County Detention Center.

      Marlboro County Sheriff's deputies have charged a 19-year-old man with possession of marijuana, not stopping for police and assault after officers said he led them on a high speed chase Tuesday night that reached speeds above 100 miles per hour.

      Jameke Thomas, 19, has been charged with Simple Possession of Marijuana, Failure to Stop For a Blue Light, and Assault.

      Police say that a deputy's car was damaged during the chase.

      The charges come after officers say Highway Patrol tried to stop Thomas for a traffic violation on Highway 381 near McColl, but he kept going.

      Marlboro County Sheriff's deputies got involved as the chase went through McColl, Bennettsville and Clio.

      At one point, police say Thomas slammed on his brakes, causing a deputy to crash into the back of his car.

      The officer wasn't injured and the chase continued.

      The man finally stopped on Little Man Road near Clio and was arrested without incident.

      Thomas is being held in the Marlboro County Detention Center where a bond hearing will take place for him Thursday morning.