Monday, May 20

Armed Suspect Leads Police on High-Speed Chase

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 armed with a handgun. Byers fled the scene in a blue Dodge pickup-truck.

Additional 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 follow commands. Byers then re-entered his vehicle and sped-off, leading officers on a high-speed pursuit.

Bradley Allen Byers

Asheboro officers were joined by deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office in the pursuit as they left Asheboro city limits onto I-73/74 reaching speeds of up to 95 MPH.

During the chase police say Byers struck a Randolph County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle, causing damage to the vehicle.

Officials say the pursuit ended when Byers pulled over at the Level Cross exit where he was then taken into custody.

A press release said police located two handguns 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.