A man is in custody following a chase in a stolen vehicle this morning in Alexander County.
Around 6:15 a.m., the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office notified Alexander County 911 Communications of a stolen motor vehicle tracked into Alexander County.
Alexander County Deputies located the vehicle on All Healing Springs Road in the Ellendale Community. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle and a chase followed. The chase lasted around 3.5 miles on All Healing Springs Road, Three Forks Church Road, Gil Childers Road, and Robinette Road.
Onstar Satellite technology disabled the vehicle on Robinette Road. During the chase, two Alexander County Sheriff’s Office vehicles sustained minor damage.40-year old John Paul Bryant of Granite Falls was taken into custody after confronting officers and resisting arrest. He’s charged with two counts of Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official, three counts of Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, one count of Felony Possession of a Stolen Motor Vehicle, and one count of Felony Flee/Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle. Additionally, Bryant was charged with Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle and Felony Break/Enter a Motor Vehicle from Caldwell County.
Bryant was released from jail on April 15th after posting a $26,500 bond on a series of outstanding charges. He has a long list of previous charges pending in both Alexander and Caldwell Counties. He was charged last November in Alexander County with felony larceny of a motor vehicle.
Bryant is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $180,000 and is scheduled to make a court appearance in Taylorsville on Monday, April 26th.
Sheriff Chris Bowman said this morning, “We’re very familiar with this man, we’ve arrested him many times over the years, and he keeps getting out on bond, it’s frustrating.”
Photo: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office