Two arrested for drugs, possessing a stolen vehicle following chase

Published 11:27 am Friday, August 12, 2022

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Following a Thursday morning multi-county chase that began in Charlotte with a stolen vehicle and ended in Albemarle, law enforcement arrested two individuals after their vehicle crashed on Concord Road, near Harwood Road in Albemarle.

The driver of the vehicle, Joekeem Shamar Neal, 25, of Kannapolis, is facing charges including assault with a deadly weapon on a government official; resisting a public officer; possession of stolen motor vehicle; trafficking in heroin; possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a schedule I controlled substance; felony flee to elude arrest; and fail to heed blue lights and siren.

He’s in jail on a secure bond of $520,000.

Joekeem Neal was arrested Thursday morning after he allegedly stole a vehicle and fled from Mecklenburg into Stanly. Photo courtesy of Stanly County Sheriff’s Office.

The passenger of the vehicle, Tyravia Akeise Angle, from Salisbury, has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I controlled substance; trafficking in heroin; maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling a controlled substance; felony flee to elude arrest; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Angle was bonded out around 1 a.m. Friday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Her bond was $300,000.

Tyravia Angle was also arrested Thursday morning. Photo courtesy of the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office.

Following the chase, law enforcement said they found drugs, including 26 grams of heroin, in the car while searching it.

After fleeing police officers in Charlotte, Neal traveled east on N.C. Highway 73, engaging in officers in Cabarrus County before heading to Stanly, according to Stanly County Sheriff Jeff Crisco.

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

The chase ended after stop sticks were deployed, Crisco said. 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. The vehicle was flipped over.

“Nobody was injured, everybody walked away,” Crisco said about Stanly law enforcement.

According to a report from WSOC-TV, a Cabarrus County deputy’s patrol car crashed into a tree on Rocky River Road during the chase. The deputy was taken to the hospital and is expected to be OK.

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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