In June of 2020, Catawba County Deputy Daniel Ikerd saw the defendant behaving nervously at a gas station. The Deputy learned that the license plate on the vehicle Swink was driving had been revoked. Swink was also wanted on an outstanding order for arrest.
Deputy Ikerd saw the defendant weaving in and out of traffic as he left the gas station. The Deputy attempted a traffic stop, but when Swink saw the Deputy’s lights, he accelerated to speeds of 75 m.p.h. in a 45-m.p.h. zone and crossed the center line into oncoming traffic as he attempted to flee. Swink eventually drove the vehicle to a residence where he exited and ran.
Deputies apprehended Swink as he attempted to hide in a wooded area behind the residence. As the defendant was taken into custody, Officers found a nylon pouch on his person that contained a trafficking amount of heroin.
Story; Ralph Mangum-WHKY