Yadkin Co. man, 72, arrested after fleeing to elude arrest, driving recklessly

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YADKIN COUNTY, N.C. — A man is in custody after deputies say he drove recklessly and fled to elude arrest.

Berlie Franklin Wagoner, 72, of Hamptonville, is charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger and driving with a revoked license.

The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a concerned citizen on Tuesday saying that Wagoner was driving with a revoked license.

The responding deputy located Wagoner in Hamptonville and attempted to execute a traffic stop. Wagoner accelerated away to elude the stop and the deputy lost sight of his vehicle in a residential area.

Shortly after, the deputy located Wagoner’s vehicle and Wagoner parked in the woods near his home.

Wagoner was placed under a $15,000 secured bond and was scheduled to make his first court appearance Aug. 6.

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