Georgetown man arrested after foot chase, standoff

Published: Jul. 23, 2022 at 4:34 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 24, 2022 at 5:33 AM EDT
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GEORGETOWN COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - The Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office says a man accused of using a firearm to rob two people who came to give him a ride was arrested Saturday.

Javontay Savon Rogers, 28, was arrested after deputies saw him walking on Highmarket Street. They chased after Rogers, who ran behind the Georgetown County Fire Station, according to police spokesperson Jason Lesley.

Rogers fell while trying to jump over a cable, and a firearm discharged in the process, deputies say. He was cornered by two deputies and fired a revolver into the air several times; he then threatened to shoot himself, an incident report stated.

Deputies had their weapons drawn as they negotiated with Rogers. A mental health unit was requested, but Rogers surrendered before they arrived, Lesley said.

He was taken to a hospital for an evaluation before being taken to the Georgetown County Detention Center. A booking photo has not been made available.

Rogers was wanted in connection to an armed robbery that was reported on McDonald Road Friday night. Deputies say two people came out to the road in a vehicle to give Rogers a ride.

After the incident, deputies obtained arrest warrants for armed robbery, assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature, possession of a weapon during a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a felon.

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