ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – A vehicle chase which started in Asheboro ended in an arrest this evening. The Asheboro Police Department was not immediately available to comment. From 911 radio traffic we know the chase started in or near Asheboro and wound up on I-73/74 SB going for over 20 miles into Montgomery County, and reaching speeds of 120mph. Asheboro Police Department, Deputies with the Randolph & Montgomery County Sheriffs Office, and State Troopers with the NC Highway patrol were all involved. No word on the identity of the suspect, why they ran, or charges were available at the time of publication. We will post updates as more information becomes available.
UPDATE Aug 24th 2:45 PM – This afternoon we received information about the vehicle chase yesterday that ended in an arrest in Montgomery County. According to information released by the Asheboro Police Department officers were called to the area of South Fayetteville St near Wainman Avenue in reference to a wanted person.
Daevon Corbett-Long was wanted by Greensboro Police and officers confirmed with the 911 center he had active felony warrants. When officers arrived in the area, the suspect noticed them and ran to his vehicle. That’s when police say he accelerated backwards and cut the wheels of the vehicle to turn around. Police say the suspect fled at a high speed towards Fayetteville St and refused to pull over for police.
The suspect led police in a chase making it onto Interstate 73 southbound, where he reached speeds of 120 mph according to police radio traffic. In the end the suspect was arrested inside Montgomery county by Asheboro Police after he ran out of gas near the Star exit.
Officers transported Corbett-Long to the Randolph County Jail where he was charged by Asheboro Police with felony flee to elude, AWADW on LEO and also served his warrants out of Greensboro. He was placed under a secured bond of $25,000.00 dollars for the charges related to the chase as well as an an additional $100,000.00 dollar bond for the warrants out of Greensboro.
Police say no one was injured nor did any vehicle damage occur from the results of this pursuit.
- Felony flee to elude
- Assault with a deadly weapon on government official
- Resisting a public officer,
- Possession of Schedule VI,
- Possession of drug paraphernalia,
- Fail to stop for blue lights/sirens,
- Aggressive driving,
- Exceeding the posted speed limit,
- Unsafe tires,
- Stoplight violation.
- Safe movement violation, GS 20-154
- Following too closely,
- Unsafe lane change,
Warrants Guilford County served:
- Felony First degree Arson (x2 counts),
- Felony Second degree Arson,
- Felony flee to elude,
- Hit and Run,
- Felony breaking and entering,
- Felony possession of stolen goods,
- Felony Burning of personal property,