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      High speed chase leads to three arrests

      30-year-old Kenneth Murray Youmans is being charged with possession of substances with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and open container.
      The Lowndes County Sheriff's Office has arrested three men after a chase reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph ends in a crash.Officials say that Sunday night around 10:15, deputies assisted troopers from the Georgia State Patrol with a traffic stop of vehicle believed to be transporting narcotics.The vehicle was initially stopped by a trooper near the 20 mile marker on the interstate but fled when the trooper and deputies began to approach the vehicle.Troopers and deputies pursued the vehicle north on the interstate reaching speeds of around one hundred {100} miles per hour and at one point attempted to ram the pursuing troopers vehicle.The vehicle was stopped near the thirty mile marker utilizing a P.I.T. maneuver causing the vehicle to crash.The three occupants, 30-year-old Kenneth Murray Youmans, 33-year-old Charles David Lynn and 29-year-old Adam John Tate were arrested.During a search of the vehicle, troopers and deputies located all the components and ingredients for a methamphetamine lab which had not yet been assembled.During the investigation, Youmans claimed ownership of the lab components and ingredients. Deputies and troopers also located a small quantity of marijuana, which was claimed by Lynn.Youmans is being charged with possession of substances with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine and open container.Lynn is facing charges of possession of marijuana and open container.Tate faces charges of aggravated assault on a police officer, fleeing and attempting to elude, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, speeding, driving with a suspended registration, and defective equipment.Sheriff Prine is asking that anyone with information about this case, or other crimes to contact the Lowndes County Sheriff TMs Office at {229} 671-2950 or anonymous tips can be provided at {229} 671-2985 or online at