ASHEBORO N.C. – A High Point man is facing multiple felonies after hitting a patrol car during a high-speed chase.
According to a press release by the Asheboro Police Department, on Monday, March 22nd, 2021, just before 6 PM officers with the Asheboro Police Department responded to the area of 281 Tremont Drive, for a call about a domestic disturbance. Officers say when they arrived they found Bradley Allen Byers who was armed with a firearm.
Byers fled the scene in a blue Dodge pickup truck. Other responding officers were able to locate Byers nearby and conducted a traffic stop. After pulling over, police say Byers got out of the vehicle armed with a handgun and refused to comply. Byers then re-entered his vehicle and led officers on a high-speed pursuit.
Asheboro officers were joined by deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit out of Asheboro and onto I-73/74 reaching speeds of up to 95 MPH. During the chase Byers struck a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, causing damage to the patrol car.
Officials say the the pursuit ended when Byers pulled over the level cross exit where he was then taken into custody. A press release says police located two handguns were discovered in the vehicle, along with a spent shell casing, multiple rounds of ammunition, a bullet-resistant vest, multiple containers of opened and unopened alcoholic beverages, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.
Bradley Allen Byers was charged with Driving while impaired, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, Assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, Possession of marijuana, Hit and run, Reckless driving, and Communicating threats offenses. Byers was booked into the Randolph County Jail under a $200,000 secured bond.