24 year old Norman Marques Chambers is wanted for felony speeding to elude, careless and reckless driving and failure to stop for blue lights and sirens.
Deputies attempted to stop Chambers’ vehicle around 2:30 a.m. at a checkpoint on Highway 64 near Lippard Farm Road west of Statesville. When deputies approached the vehicle, they noticed a strong odor of marijuana, Chambers who was driving,sped away.
Deputies pursued Chambers into Catawba County on Buffalo Shoals Road. Chambers attempted to make a right turn onto Mount Pleasant Road, spun out and crashed into a ditch.
Five people, including Chambers, were in the car, four fled on foot.
Deputies apprehended all four who fled except Chambers.
Amber Thorton, 22, of Wilkesboro; Jahacea Wilson, 24, of Statesville; and a female juvenile were charged with resisting an officer. Thorton was given a $1,500 unsecured bond, Wilson was given a $500 secured bond, and the juvenile was released to her parents.
Chambers is also wanted on outstanding warrants for felony breaking and entering and probation violation, Campbell said.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Chambers has past convictions of second-degree murder and robbery in 2007 and breaking and entering, larceny and resisting an officer in 2015. He is also an absconder from probation or parole.
Chambers was charged with assault on a female in Alexander County last year.
Chambers has a violent criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous