Saturday, June 22

One Charged after Vehicle Chase End in Crash in Seagrove

SEAGROVE N.C. – One person was arrested after a short vehicle chase ended in a crash in Seagrove last week.

According to J. Auman Chief of Police for the Seagrove Police Department, just after 2 p.m. on July 17th, 2023, while on patrol in the town, he ran a tag on a vehicle that came back as ficticious.

Chief Auman says when he attempted to pull over the driver on Little River Road near Boone Farm Rd, the suspect failed to yield, leading to a brief vehicle pursuit.

The chase ended after only around one mile when the driver lost control and crashed into an embankment while making a turn from Little River Rd on to Old Troy Rd.

No injuries were reported and the driver, identified by police as 22-year-old Matthew Layton, was arrested, and charged with reckless driving, ficticious or altered tag, driving with license revoked after impaired revocation notice, and flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle.

Layton is expected in Randolph County Court on August 30th, 2023.

Photos: Scott Pelkey | North State Journal