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North Carolina gang members arrested after high-speed chase ends in Jesup, Ga.

Two brothers from North Carolina were arrested Monday after they reportedly led officers on a high-speed chase that ended in Georgia.

JESUP, Ga. — A high-speed police chase ended in a crash with two North Carolina gang members arrested in Jesup, Ga., according to a Georgia State Patrol [GSP] trooper.

GSP Trooper Chris Rigby said it all started Monday afternoon when Long County deputies received a call about a stolen vehicle.

Deputies found the stolen Mercedes SUV reportedly driven by Daijon Tanner with his brother, Ray Jordan Jr., both 21, and initiated a chase, Rigby said.

The brothers soon entered Wayne County, prompting Rigby with the GSP to take over the case.

Rigby said the brothers were traveling over 100 mph going on U.S. 301 heading toward Brantley County.

At 3:30 p.m., Tanner swerved to avoid another trooper waiting to throw stop sticks and wound up crashing the Mercedes head-on into a tractor-trailer, according to Rigby.

Jordan was trapped inside the vehicle before he was freed and flown to Savannah Memorial Hospital where he was later arrested. He suffered only a fractured hand, Rigby said. Jordan was reportedly wanted on charges of felony armed burglary.

The driver of the Mercedes, Tanner, got out of the vehicle after the crash as police approached him with weapons drawn. Tanner was arrested at the scene.

Rigby said both brothers are gang members from Charlotte, N.C. and were wearing ankle monitors with no batteries in them.

Tanner is facing multiple charges, including driving on the wrong side of the road, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by bringing the property into the state, reckless driving and fleeing and attempt to elude.

Tanner is held at the Long County Jail and Jordan is held at the Chatham County Jail.

The video can be viewed at the link below. 

Warning: The video contains strong language that could be offensive to some viewers.

Georgia State Patrol vehicle chase ends in their favor. Driver is going to be feeling that one in the morning when he wakes up at CDC. I downloaded the original video and fixed it for this...