An intense manhunt continues in Alexander County.
This morning a man eluded officers after being stopped on suspicion of operating a stolen vehicle from Tennessee. The man fled on foot into a wooded area behind the Walmart on Highway 16 South in Taylorsville. The man has been identified at Scotty Robertson of Joplin Missouri. According to Sheriff Chris Bowman, Robertson is wanted in multiple states for a variety of charges including armed robbery.
Robertson is described as a white male, age 34. He is around 6 feet tall with slim build. He was seen fleeing from officers wearing a black cap, black tee shirt, pajama bottoms, dark socks and no shoes.
Bowman says that the man should be considered dangerous but there is no indication he is armed. Bowman suggests that residents keep the doors locked to their homes and all vehicles as well….We will continue to update the story