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Deputies: Wanted robber, accomplice face more charges

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Christopher Webb and Jami Brown (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office) Christopher Webb and Jami Brown (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Deputies said a man wanted in connection with several armed robberies was taken into custody in the Spartanburg area on Wednesday night along with an accomplice.

Spartanburg County deputies said they got a tip the suspect, Christopher Webb, was staying at the Brookwood Inn off Interstate 85.

Deputies said they evacuated occupants from hotel rooms and were able to arrest Webb, 28, without incident around 6 p.m. According to Lt. Tony Ivey with the sheriff's office, 30-year-old Jami Brown, was also arrested.

The arrests came after deputies tried to pull over Webb while he was driving a red Pontiac Grand AM on Wednesday afternoon, but he refused to stop and fled, according to deputies.

The chase got heated when Webb attempted to run into one of the sheriff's vehicles. Deputies attempted to strike back by hitting Webb's car to stop him but he still got away, according to the sheriff's office.

Ivey said Sheriff Chuck Wright was driving one of the cars Webb tried to hit.

Deputies said they followed Webb from Beaumont through Converse Heights until they lost sight of him.

Deputies said Brown and Webb were charged with strong arm robbery in connection with the Jan. 26 robbery at the Garner Road Li'l Cricket. According to deputies, Webb held up the store, stealing cash, cigarettes and a Coke and Brown drove the getaway car.

Brown is charged with strong arm robbery and accessory after the fact, according to online jail records.

Webb is facing additional charges of driving under suspension, assault and battery, a blue light violation, and four counts of strong arm robbery, according to jail records.

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