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March 12, 2012

Soldier leads law on county chase

Monday, March 12, 2012 — A U.S. Army soldier was arrested recently after leading law enforcement on a high speed chase.

According to Stanly County Sheriff Rick Burris, Antonio Lavince Robinson, of Memphis, Tenn., was seen traveling along N.C. 24-27 near Endy at a high rate of speed at approximately 5:30 p.m. March 6.

“After another motorist called in to report him, one of our deputies started following him. He was going about 95 mph, so we asked the city [Albemarle Police Department] for assistance,” Burris said.

Upon entering Albemarle city limits, Robinson turned onto St. Martin Road, causing the deputy to lose sight of him. After a short time, however, a witness in the area of Scenic Drive, a dead end road that intersects St. Martin Road, reported seeing a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed.

“He had pulled in at a houseand our deputy was able to find him,” Burris said.

Robinson was arrested without further incident and placed in the Stanly County Jail under $5,000 secured bond. Notification was also made to officials at Ft. Bragg, which is where Robinson was stationed at the time of the incident.

“We want to thank the witnesses who reported seeing him. Without their help, we would not have been able to get him,” Burris said.

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