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Suspect in Stolen Vehicle Arrested After Vehicle Chase

ASHEBORO N.C. – A suspect in a stolen vehicle who led police on a brief chase last weekend found out making it to the front porch is not home base and was arrested.

On June 18th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office responded to High Pine Church Rd, in Asheboro, for a report of a stolen vehicle. A 911 caller was the victim and was following the stolen vehicle, providing police with a direction of travel.

According to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office, a deputy was able to intercept the vehicle as it ran a stop sign on High Pine Church Rd and continued onto Hopewell Friends Rd at a high rate of speed. The deputy attempted to pull the vehicle over, but police say the suspect accelerated and attempted to flee.

The suspect ran a stop sign coming off Hopewell Friends Rd and turned left onto Pisgah Covered Bridge Rd. The vehicle hit the brakes abruptly and took a sharp left turn onto Bailey Rd and made a final turn onto Pearl Ln where it pulled into a driveway.

The male driver, identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Douglas Edward Brigman, ran from the vehicle and onto the porch of a residence. Brigman was ordered off the porch multiple times, which he refused. Eventually with additional deputies arriving Brigman walked to the deputies to talk about the incident and was detained.

Brigman was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail, where the magistrate found probable cause for several felony and misdemeanor charges, as well as several traffic violations. The magistrate issued a $30,000 secured bond and Brigman made his first appearance on June 19, 2023, in Randolph County District Court and is due back again on August 2nd, 2023.

Brigman also has pending court dates for misdemeanor charges of violating a domestic violence protection order and cyberstalking in Randolph County set for September of 2023. As of the time of this article Brigman remains confined at the Randolph County Jail.

Douglas Edward Brigman

  • felony larceny of a motor vehicle
  • felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle
  • felony flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle
  • misdemeanor resist/delay/obstruct public officer
  • misdemeanor reckless driving
  • misdemeanor hit & run
  • misdemeanor speeding
  • misdemeanor damage to property x2
  • failure to stop at a stop sign