ASHEBORO N.C. — A vehicle chase involving a suspect driving a stolen vehicle in Asheboro last Saturday ended after that suspect crashed, ran from police before being caught and was arrested.
According to information from the Asheboro Police Department Officer Bym attempted to pull over a 2015 Red Kia Rio which had been reported stolen to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Police say the vehicle failed to stop and attempted to flee starting a vehicle pursuit. That pursuit only went for 6.2 miles before ending after the vehicle crashed near a home in the 3500 block of NC Hwy 42. The suspect was able to flee on foot but was arrested after a short foot chase.
Police identified the suspect as 29 year-old Hunter Nichols from Franklinville. In 2015 Nichols was convicted after a vehicle chase in Alamance County in which he fled on the police on the wrong side of the road. Nichols is currently being held at the Randolph County Jail on a $55,000 bond and was set to appear on charges related to the chase yesterday as well as an additional court date for charges for stealing the vehicle as well as Possession of Methamphetamine and other drug charges on Jan 11th 2022.
UPDATE: 12/16/21 8:30 P.M. — Today we learned from the Randolph County Sheriff’s office that on Dec 6th their deputies were called to the area of Old Greensboro Road and New Salem Road in Randleman. They had received a call about an assault. When deputies arrived they learned the victim had been assaulted by unknown suspects and that during that assault Hunter Jewel Nichols, who the victim did know, had stolen the victims car during the assault. Deputies went before the magistrate and secured a warrant for Nichols arrest for Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.
Hunter J Nichols
- Failure To Appear On Felony
- Uttering Forged Instrument
- Obtain Property False Pretense
- Forgery Of Instrument
- Larceny Of Motor Vehicle
- Possess Stolen Motor Vehicle
- Flee/Elude Arrest W/Mv
- Reckless Driving To Endanger
- Fail To Stop-Steady Red Light
- Resisting Public Officer