ELIZABETHTOWN — A Lumberton man left the Bladen County Courthouse Thursday morning and proceeded to lead lawmen on a high-speed chase into Robeson County, where he was captured and arrested, according to sheriff’s officials.
According to Chief Deputy Rodney Hester with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office, an investigator was traveling west on N.C. 41 near the Robeson County line when a black Chevrolet Impala passed him at about 100 mph.
“When the investigator attempted to stop the vehicle for speeding, the Impala continued into Robeson County … refusing to stop,” Hester said.
He added that, when the vehicle reached Longs Road off of Old Allenton Road in Robeson County, the driver stopped, jumped from the vehicle and ran.
Lawmen with the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina State Highway Patrol joined in the chase, which ended in a soybean field.
Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, of Anna Drive, Lumberton, was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator’s license. He had been in court for violating his probation.
Hester said the Impala was impounded. Baxley was placed in the Bladen County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.