A suspect is in custody following a vehicle chase on Monday afternoon south of Taylorsville.
Taylorsville Police Chief Doug Bowman spotted a vehicle that had been reported as stolen in the parking lot of a convenience store on Highway 16 south. The vehicle was reported stolen from a location in Catawba County earlier in the day.
The suspect vehicle traveled onto Alspaugh Dam Road with Chief Bowman in pursuit. Speeds of around 90 miles per hour were reached during the chase. Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies joined in the pursuit. Officers were able to force the vehicle to stop and the suspect surrendered without incident.James Darrell Roten, age 43 of Hickory. is charged in Alexander County with felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, speeding to elude arrest, driving while license revoked, and unsealed wine/liquor in passenger area. He was placed in the Alexander County Detention Center with a secured bond of $5,500. Charges will also be filed in Catawba County.
Photos: Alexander County Sheriff’s Office