High Point men arrested for leading police in pursuit
SALISBURY, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – Two High Point men are facing multiple charges after deputies said they fled a traffic stop, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour, before their arrest, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities said Frederick Brown, 28, was identified as the driver of a suspicious vehicle Thursday in Rowan County.
Deputies attempted to pull the vehicle, but Brown accelerated, apparently reaching speeds over 100 mph, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies deployed stop sticks before Brown got onto I-85 southbound near exit 81. The chase continued down the freeway until the vehicle’s tires began to let go .
Authorities said Brown left I-85 at Exit 76 on Innes Street before stopping near a Burger King.
Brown and a passenger, identified as 18-year-old Yusif Kelley, were arrested.
During a search of the vehicle, investigators said they found six ounces of suspected crystal meth. The amount was estimated at more than $17,000.
Brown was charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, traffic methamphetamine by transport, traffic methamphetamine by sale, and felony flight to escape. He received a guaranteed bond of $250,000.
Kelley was charged with conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and posted a guaranteed bond of $100,000.
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