The man who avoided officers for almost 7 hours Tuesday remains behind bars in the Alexander County Detention Center.
32 year old Scotty Ray Robertson is being held under a bond of $900,000 according to court documents. He is charged with felony possession of stolen property, felony flee extradition/fugitive from another state, and resisting an officer. He has a court date set for Monday, July 31st in Taylorsville.
Robertson was arrested after an intense manhunt Tuesday afternoon. He was suspected of operating a stolen vehicle from Tennessee. When a Deputy with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office attempted to arrest him in the parking lot of the WalMart store on Highway 16, he fled on foot. Robertson was waring pajama bottoms and was without shoes when he ran into a wooded area behind the store. He was able to elude officers, drones, and tracking dogs for the better part of seven hours. He was taken into custody around 2pm near Valley Nursing Center. The manhunt was supported by Taylorsville Police, Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Alexander County Emergency Management, Alexander Rescue, North Carolina Highway Patrol, and various area agencies as well.
After the chase began and Robertson’s identity was determined it was discovered he was wanted in four states on charges including armed robbery. Robertson faces counts in South Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri, and Texas. He is listed as homeless according the Alexander County Clerk of Court Office.