Taylorsville Police, The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and The North Carolina Highway Partrol, responded to a report of a stolen motorcycle. Officers pursued the driver on Highway 16 North. The motorcycle entered Wilkes County before the operator abandoned the bike and fled briefly on foot. Officer quickly took the man into custody.
25 year old Joseph Terell Banks of Charlotte is facing a count of felony larceny and fleeing to elude law enforcement/ resisting arrest. Banks was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.
Banks is scheduled for an initial court appearance on Monday in Taylorsville.