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High-speed chase ends in arrest for Rincon man
0325 Devonta Rakeem Winn
Devonta Rakeem Winn

A Rincon man was arrested early Saturday morning following a high-speed chase in Effingham and Chatham counties, according to the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office.

Devonta Rakeem Winn, 22, was booked into Effingham County Jail on charges of felony fleeing with attempt to elude officers, reckless driving, tag light violation and window tint violation.

Shortly after 2 a.m., an Effingham County deputy attempted to stop a 2001 gold Nissan Pathfinder that Winn was driving north on Highway 21. However, Winn failed to stop and turned south on Highway 21 at Goshen Road and “began fleeing toward Port Wentworth with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour,” said ECSO Chief Investigator Sgt. Don White.

The deputy requested assistance from the Port Wentworth Police Department, which placed spike strips on Highway 21 near Interstate 95. Winn was unable to avoid the spike strips and lost control of the SUV, crashing under I-95, according to White.

Winn was arrested and taken to Effingham County Hospital where he was checked for injuries and released, White said. Along with his charges in Effingham, Winn is facing multiple charges by the Port Wentworth Police Department.

Winn is suspected to be the driver of the gold Pathfinder that led ECSO deputies and the Georgia State Patrol on a March 12 chase into Savannah, White said. That incident remains under investigation.