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Teenager on ATV accused of leading Davidson Co. deputies on high-speed chase

Friendship Ledford Road near Saddlechase Lane (Google Maps)

Friendship Ledford Road near Saddlechase Lane (Google Maps)

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A High Point teenager is accused of leading Davidson County deputies on a high-speed chase on an ATV, reaching speeds of 75 mph.

Nickolas L. Beck, 17, faces various charges including resisting a public officer and operating an ATV on a street or highway.

Deputies said they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle shortly after midnight Sunday in the area of Friendship Ledford Road near Saddlechase Lane.

Deputies had been investigating a rise in recent vehicle breaking and enterings in the same vicinity, according to authorities.

Officials said that deputies tried pulling the suspect over, when he accelerated in his ATV, leading deputies on a 4-mile chase, reaching speeds of 75 mph.

The chase ended in a wooded area where the suspect left the ATV and ran off, according to deputies. He was later arrested and charged.

Deputies said there were no injuries or property damage as a result of the chase.

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