On Saturday, January 28, a Deputy was traveling behind a vehicle that was making abrupt lane changes and going faster than the posted speed limit on Intersate 77 in Iredell County. The Deputy activated his patrol lights to conduct a traffic stop; however, the driver refused to stop and continued traveling South.
During the pursuit, the driver, later identified as Randell Damar Myricks, was seen throwing items from the window. The vehicle exited I-77 at Williamson Road and eventually stopped.
The Deputy saw a plastic bag containing cocaine on the driver’s side floorboard. Deputies and Mooresville Police began checking the area along Interstate 77 where items were thrown from Myricks’ vehicle. Several bags containing a total of 79 grams of cocaine and 17 grams of marijuana were found.
Myricks was arrested and taken to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was held without bond. An appearance in District Court is coming up on February 20.
Myricks was recently released from prison and is on parole for trafficking cocaine. He has a criminal history that includes felony counts of trafficking cocaine, extortion, and second-degree kidnapping, along with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana and assault on a female.
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