Winston-Salem man arrested after robbery, car and foot chase

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Winston-Salem police officers arrested a man who robbed a gas station and led police on a car and foot chase early Tuesday morning.

Officers with the Winston-Salem Police Department responded to 566 Old Hollow Road to the Wilco Hess Station at about 3 a.m. on a reported armed robbery.

A man wearing a white jacket covering his face entered the business and threatened the use of a firearm while demanding money. The suspect received an undisclosed amount of money and fled the business.

Officers responding to the robbery call passed the suspect vehicle fleeing the scene.

The suspect fled in the vehicle resulting in a police pursuit that ended in the 5200 block of Old Rural Hall Road after the suspect collided with a utility pole.

The suspect, 63-year-old Kenneth Lee Bonham, fled on foot but was apprehended instantly.

There were no injuries to either the suspect or officers during the incident.

The 5200 block of Old Rural Hall Road was closed but has since reopened.

The Winston-Salem Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this crime contact Crime Stoppers at (336) 727-2800