A man is in custody after leading Taylorsville Police and Alexander County Sheriff’s Deputies on a chase that ended in a crash on Wednesday.
Police learned that a car reported as stolen in Greensboro was in Taylorsville. An Officer spotted the suspect 2007 BMW.
The driver of the car accelerated and refused to stop for blue lights and siren on US 64 East. Police attempted to perform a rolling road-block near Adams Pond Lane but the car continued east.
The BMW was clocked at speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour and continued into Iredell County where it attempted to turn onto Lippard Farm Road. The driver lost control, hit a ditch and went airborne before coming to rest upside down. The operator (only occupant) of the car was pinned in the wreckage.20-year old Amari Rayvon Matos of Sanford, North Carolina was freed from the wreckage and taken into custody until Alexander EMS arrived. Matos was transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem where he was treated and released.
Taylorsville Police have charged Matos with the following offenses:
Felony-Flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle
Felony-Possession of a stolen motor vehicle
Felony-Felony possession of schedule II control substance (methamphetamine)
Reckless driving with wanton disregard
Speeding in excess of 130 miles per hour in a 55 mph zone
Driving with license revoked
Possession of stolen goods
Possession of schedule VI controlled substance
Possession of marijuana paraphernalia
Carrying a concealed gun
Matos is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center under a secured bond of $150,000 with an initial court appearance scheduled for June 5th in Alexander County.
Photos: Taylorsville Police Department