Lexington man arrested on multiple charges after police chase

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Michael Eugene Harper

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — A Lexington man was arrested on more than a dozen charges after leading authorities on a chase Monday.

Michael Eugene Harper, 35, was wanted for an outstanding warrant out of South Carolina for a narcotics violation.

When Harper failed to stop for blue lights and a siren on Old Salisbury Road, deputies continued following him at a high rate of speed.

Harper continued onto N.C. 150, then onto Wilcox Way all the way into Rowan County, where he was arrested by Salisbury Police.

The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office charged Harper with: Felony elude arrest, speeding over 15 mph, driving the wrong way on a one-way road, unsafe passing on a yellow line, driving while license is revoked and reckless driving to endanger.

He was charged with two counts each of driving while license is revoked and reckless driving to endanger in Rowan County. There, he was also charged with felony elude arrest and hit-and-run leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.

Lastly, Harper was served with a failure to appear on drug charges in Guilford County.

Harper was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $55,000 secured bond.