LAURINBURG — A 21-year-old Laurel Hill man led authorities on a 80-to-95-mph car chase through Richmond, Scotland, Robeson and Columbus counties late Monday night before being caught and placed in the Columbus County jail, according to the Laurinburg Police Department.
Isaac Jerome Terry, of 9580 Third St., will face charges from Scotland County of misdemeanor fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, speeding, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and reckless driving.
He faces charges in Columbus County of driving while impaired, speeding, fleeing and eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to wear a seatbelt, reckless driving, assault with a deadly weapon and no operating license.
Terry is now being under a $6,500 secured bond at the Columbus County Detention Center.
Terry was driving a white 1994 Ford F150 truck “carelessly and recklessly” through Hamlet at about 11:10 p.m., said Hamlet police Capt. Scott Waters, in speeds exceeding 80 mph. Officers tried to pull Terry over but he continued on his path to Laurel Hill.
Assistant Police Chief Cliff Sessoms said Terry was spotted by a Laurinburg police officer around 11:45 p.m. on N.C. 74, traveling at about 88 mph in the 70-mph zone.
Three Laurinburg police patrol cars took chase. The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 11:15 p.m. of a vehicle being pursued after failing to stop for blue lights and sirens.
Sessoms said Terry “failed to stop, reached to speeds of 95 mph and proceeded to Robeson County” where they reached the intersection of Interstate 95 and N.C. 74. Laurinburg police officers turned the chase over to the state highway patrol.
“One of my troopers, at 12:01 a.m., picked up the chase,” said Sgt. John Lewis.
Troopers stationed in Columbus County were alerted of the chase while Terry was traveling east on N.C. 74 from Interstate 95.
Lewis said Terry struck another vehicle a few minutes after midnight and turned onto a dirt logging road near Bolton. Around 12:35 a.m. the troopers pursuing Terry were “able to take him into custody,” Lewis said.
Details of Terry’s collision and subsequent capture were not available Tuesday, but a spokesperson from the Columbus County Detention Center confirmed that Terry was placed in the jail at about 3:30 a.m.
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