Two men accused of nearly hitting police officers with car

Franklin Bythrone Day Jr., 22, and Torrey Rogers, of Burlington

Franklin Bythrone Day Jr., 22, and Torrey Rogers, of Burlington

BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington police have arrested two men who were allegedly in a car that accelerated toward a group of police officers outside a bar, causing the officers to fire gunshots.

Franklin Bythrone Day Jr., 22, and Torrey Rogers, of Burlington, were charged after deputies said they surrendered to the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office.

It allegedly happened early Thursday morning outside of Club Solo at 975 Kirkpatrick Road. Police said they responded to the business after hearing gunshots come from the parking lot.

Police said a dark Dodge Magnum station wagon came from behind the business and struck a parked vehicle.

The station wagon then continued to accelerate and two officers fired their handguns to try to stop the car, according to police.

The vehicle left the parking lot, turned left onto Kirkpatrick Road and was last seen turning left onto Longpine Road, police said.

No officers were injured. Police allege that Day was the driver and Rogers was a passenger.

Police said Day has been charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, since he nearly struck three officers.

Rogers is being charged with one count of accessory after the fact to assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.

10 comments

  • FaithC

    If they have pictures already that means they have been arrested before. More scum that needs to be off the streets. Burlington is getting as bad as Greensboro.
    Bring back Chain Gangs and make them work hard labor for 20 years.

  • henry

    address the topic. she did not say anything about NEGROES. you did. excuse me but you sound very uneducated. you r language skills are 8th grade level. at best

  • Sarah

    Every comment left here has been extremely ignorant. Thanks for making people in our town look like uneducated, racist idiots with nothing better to do than make hateful comments on news articles. Please go get a life, or read a book.

    • rembrandt

      Does that include yours, Sarah get over yourseof. Why does it bother you that people are mocking them? Is it because they’re black? Do you feel that you need to come to the defense of thugs because of their color. Why don’t you practice what you preach? Who Do you think you are anyway the fox 8 news Nazi. Liberals like YOU are what’s wrong with America you sicken me.

  • rembrandt

    Do you even know what a stereotype is? These punks are in the news because they got caught. That’s not a stereotype that’s what’s called a fact. Notice these two words don’t look or sound alike. That’s because they’re different.
    Why don’t you and Sarah go get a room and make some ugly babies.
    Good tip though people all people all colors lock your doors to keep out the thugs

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