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Man with Multiple Warrants Rams Deputy’s Vehicle During Chase

ASHEBORO N.C. – A wanted man is facing multiple charges after authorities say while attempting to flee from deputies the suspect rammed a patrol car before almost crashing into a home earlier this week.

According to a press release, on December 26th, 2022, Deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office were searching the Ramseur/Liberty areas for Jimmy Ray Pearson, who had multiple outstanding warrants.

A deputy observed Pearson’s vehicle traveling north on Ramseur Julian Rd. Additional deputies responded and a traffic stop was initiated but Pearson refused to stop and continued on Colonial Trading Path.

During a short, low speed vehicle pursuit, the Sheriff’s Office says that Pearson rammed a deputy’s vehicle, resulting in Pearson’s vehicle leaving the roadway and striking a concrete and rock stairway of a residence on Colonial Trading Path. Upon wrecking the vehicle, Pearson fled from the vehicle on foot; however, deputies quickly apprehended Pearson.

A search of the vehicle found paraphernalia and Methamphetamine along with a pistol in the driver’s floorboard; Pearson is a convicted felon.

Pearson was transported by EMS to a local hospital for evaluation. Upon release Pearson was transported to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for multiple charges and was also served an outstanding Warrant out of Randolph County for Felony Possession of Stolen Goods. He was given a court date of December 30, 2022, in Randolph County District Court with a $300,000 secured bond.

He was additionally served outstanding Orders for Arrest and a Warrant for Arrest out of Guilford County for two counts Felony Larceny of Motor Vehicle, a Driving Left of Center infraction and Failure to Appear on Felony and Misdemeanor charges.
Pearson was served the Orders for Arrest for Failure to Appear on Felony charges out of Montgomery County with a January 10th appearance in Montgomery County; Failure to Appear on Misdemeanor charges in Davidson County with a January 11th court appearance in Davidson County.

The bonds for those outstanding processes came to $109,500. His secured bond total is $409,500.

Jimmy Ray Pearson

Jimmy Ray Pearson

  • Felony Possession of a Firearm by Felon
  • Felony Possession of Methamphetamine
  • Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Government Official
  • Felony Flee/Elude Arrest w/Motor Vehicle
  • Misdemeanor Expired Registration
  • Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer
  • Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia
  • Inspection Violation
  • Fail to Maintain Lane Control

$409,500 Secured Bond