Man faces multiple charges following chase from Salisbury to Albemarle

Published 4:10 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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By Salisbury Post

A 24-year-old man is under arrest facing multiple charges after leading police on a chase through Rowan and Stanly counties Sunday driving a stolen, rented Amazon truck.

The truck was rented by Amazon from Hertz to make additional seasonal deliveries.


Jonathan Lee Sartain has been charged with assault on a government official with a deadly weapon, littering of between 15 and 500 pounds, resisting arrest, reckless driving to endanger and two counts of the following: possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest, driving with a revoked license, failure to heed lights/siren and failure to maintain lane control. Duplicate charges reflect warrants from multiple agencies.

Sartain led officers on a chase through Salisbury, Rockwell and Albemarle before being brought to a halt by police placing stop sticks in the road.

Sartain’s original bond of $20,000 has been increased to $70,000. He remains in Stanly County Detention Center and his next court date is Dec. 12.