City of Morganton Public Safety Officers received word of a vehicle stolen from a gas station on Jamestown Road. An officer spotted the suspect vehicle and pursued it. The suspect vehicle ran off the roadway and came to a stop after hitting several trees. The driver left the vehicle but was found a short distance away lying on the ground.
28-year old Joseph Tyler Whisnant is charged with larceny of a motor vehicle, felony flee to elude arrest, driving while license revoked and speeding. He was placed in the Burke County Jail with a secured bond of $50,000.
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