Surveillance video captured the final moments of the chase, where the man crashed his car and was arrested by deputies.
Taylorsville, NC – A car chase in Alexander County ended when the suspect crashed his car into Sally harbor at the sheriff’s office, according to deputies.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release that the chase occurred around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11. Reports of a reckless driver traveling through fences and yards in the Sugarloaf area were called in, prompting the deputy and soldiers of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to respond.
The sheriff’s office said they found a white Dodge Durango SUV on Black Oak Ridge Road that was being driven erratically and failed to stop. Responding officers, including the Taylorsville Police Department, began a chase. Stop sticks were used at the intersection of Black Oak Ridge Road and Jay Burke Road, but the deputy says the suspect driver turned around to avoid them. Taylorsville officers again used a stop stick on Mountain Laurel Lane near Old Wilkesboro Road, but the driver again avoided them.
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The chase continued to West Main Avenue, then 2nd Street SW and NC-16 South before turning onto Commercial Park Avenue. The car entered a gravel lot owned by Alexander County, and deputies say they got out of their patrol cars. However, the car accelerated towards the officers and rammed two patrol cars, forcing the officers to move out of the way to avoid being hit.
The driver then turned into the parking lot of the sheriff’s office, where surveillance video captured footage of the car crashing into the Sally Port exit door and eventually stopping. At that point, officers proceeded to arrest. Deputies say the driver, identified as Brentley Lee Minton, 33, of Stony Point, did not obey verbal orders, and resisted officers as he was arrested.
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Minton is now charged with one wrongful count of escaping with a motor vehicle or evading arrest, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving in danger and causing injury to personal property . He was held under a $350,000 secured bond and made his first appearance in court on Monday, September 13.
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