40-year-old Bradley Thomas Sain was arrested by Hickory Police Sunday evening. Sain was taken into custody without incident at about 7:15 p.m. Sunday at a hotel on Fairgrove Church Road in Hickory. He was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under a $169,000 secured bond.
Sain has pending charges in Catawba, Caldwell, Gaston and Alexander Counties.
In Alexander County, Sain was arrested on January 2, 2022 after Taylorsville Police say he led them on a chase in a stolen pickup. Alexander County Emergency Communications received a call regarding a vehicle being stolen on Summit Road west of Taylorsville. The pickup was spotted by Taylorsville Police near the intersection of Alspaugh Dam Road and Church Road. The officer activated blue lights and siren but the driver refused to stop. Other Taylorsville Officers and Deputies with the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office responded to the chase which traveled North Carolina Highway 16 South.
Taylorsville Police Chief Douglas Bowman says the driver sped across Oxford Dam Bridge into Catawba County and turned into River Bend Park crashing through the locked gate. The operator drove through the parking lot onto walking trails and an abandoned logging road eventually crashing the truck into a tree.
Sain refused exit the stolen pickup. He was forcibly removed by a Taylorsville Police Officer and taken into custody. The suspect told officers he had swallowed heroin during the chase.
The next court date for Sain in Alexander County is set for May 22nd. He also has a court date in Alexander County scheduled for August 1st on a charge of driving while license revoked.