Two people in custody after multi-county car chase ends in Albemarle

Published 3:49 pm Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Two people have been taken into custody in Albemarle following a Thursday morning car chase that began in Mecklenburg County with a stolen vehicle.

According to Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco, the chase ended on Concord Road near Harwood Road after stop sticks were deployed.

The vehicle lost control and went into a ditch before coming out, striking a Sheriff’s Office vehicle and then ending up across the road in another ditch.

“Nobody was injured, everybody walked away,” Crisco said.

After fleeing police officers in Mecklenburg, the driver traveled east on N.C. Highway 73, engaging in officers in Cabarrus County before heading to Stanly, Crisco said.

Crisco said the driver was traveling at “excessively high” speeds.

Once in Stanly, police and sheriff deputies briefly pursued the vehicle before the stop sticks were deployed.

The Sheriff’s Office has not released the names of the suspects.


About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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