3 Rock Hill teens arrested after police chase in stolen car

staff reports/ The Herald


Three teenagers who police say are known gang members were arrested late Tuesday after leading officers on a chase in a stolen car.

Police noticed a Chevrolet Impala on Crawford Road with its bright lights on at about 11:30 p.m. The driver didn’t dim the headlights to oncoming traffic so police initiated a traffic stop. The car sped up, turning onto Green Street, Witgreen Street and then Lucky Court “at a high rate of speed,” according to a Rock Hill Police report.

The driver and a passenger jumped from the car as it was still moving and ran away.

Police managed to stop the car. They searched the area until they came across a creek.

After processing the scene and talking to sources, police identified the driver as Godseen Vernard Williams, 19. They found him in wet clothes – and with fresh cuts —at an apartment on Coronet Court.

Williams was charged with failure to stop for blue lights, possession of a stolen vehicle and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to the report. He was also cited for failure to dim headlights and possession of multiple drivers’s licenses.

Police also arrested his passengers, Rakim Jakaree Allah, 17, and a minor whose name was not released. They were charged with possession of a stolen vehicle.

All are documented gang members in Rock Hill, according to police.

The car, which was registered stolen from Aiken County, was recovered and towed.