The Henry County Sheriff’s Office received a call on Sunday, December 11, around 9:37 p.m., to check on a vehicle that had been parked for some time at the Fas Mart, 1015 Fairystone Park Highway, Stanleytown.
Upon arrival, the vehicle in question pulled off at a high rate of speed. The deputy activated his lights and siren and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit lasted approximately 4.34 miles, ending in Fieldale.
The driver of the vehicle fled the scene on foot.
The vehicle being pursued was stolen from Charlotte-Mecklenberg County, N.C.
Deputies seized a firearm, marijuana and U.S. currency from the vehicle. As the investigation continues, officers are working on information that is leading to the identity of the driver.
During the course of the pursuit, an assisting deputy lost control of their vehicle when responding. The accident occurred at the intersection of Kings Mountain Road and Virginia Avenue. The deputy did not sustain any injuries as a result of the accident.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Henry County Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2,500 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.