A high-speed chase last night ended with the apprehension of a suspect south of Mount Gilead.
Sources tell WMTG that the chase began in Stanly County, where law enforcement officers were attempting to stop a vehicle driven by the suspect. The car was said to have traveled east on Hwy. 73 out of Stanly County, continuing to Mount Gilead and turning south on Hwy. 109. One eyewitness estimated speeds to have reached 100 miles per hour during the pursuit.
According to reports, the suspect crashed on Hwy. 109 in the Pinoka community, about two-and-a-half miles south of Mount Gilead, then fled on foot before being caught by officers.
There was no immediate word on the suspect’s identity or the nature of the crime for which he was being sought.