Three charged with selling cocaine after officer chase, wreck in Yadkin County

YADKINVILLE, N.C. — Deputies say three people were arrested on various charges related to selling cocaine following an officer chase that ended in a crash.

According to the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office, detectives were investigating the purported distribution of crack cocaine and prescription drugs on Monday when they were informed that a drug transaction was taking place that evening on Wyo Road at the intersection of Davie Road in the Courtney community.

Officers attempted to stop a suspect vehicle near the intersection, but the vehicle sped away, deputies said.

Deputies say they pursued the vehicle for a short time until it crashed.  A brief foot chase ensued, but deputies said the suspects were “quickly taken into custody.”

More than seven grams of crack cocaine, an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect vehicle were seized, deputies said.

The suspects were identified as Reginald W. Lyons, 55, of Mocksville, Booker T. Cody Jr., 27, of Yadkinville, and Shanna Rose Caudle, 29, of Yadkinville.

Deputies said Lyons was driving the vehicle.  He is charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, conspire to sell and deliver cocaine, felony flee to elude and injury to personal property.  He is being held in the Yadkin County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

Cody is charged with felony possession of cocaine, four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, three counts of sell and deliver crack cocaine, two counts of conspire to sell and deliver cocaine and felony flee to elude.  He was jailed under a $150,000 secured bond.

Caudle is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, four counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver crack cocaine, four counts of sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and conspire to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.  She was jailed under a $75,000 secured bond.

The suspects have a court appearance slated for Wednesday.

The investigation was part of the sheriff’s office’s “Community Impact” initiative, deputies said.  The initiative was announced on Jan. 17.

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