2 arrested after deputy injured, 2 sheriff’s office cars damaged in Randolph County chase, crash

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Ethan Alexander Ledesma and Dalton Ray Hamlett

RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A vehicle chase ended in a collision and one Randolph County sheriff’s deputy was injured, according to a news release from the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Ethan Alexander Ledesma, 18, and Dalton Ray Hamlett, 19, both of Asheboro, were arrested and face numerous charges including larceny of a motor vehicle, breaking and entering and resisting a public officer.

On Tuesday, Randolph County sheriff’s deputies were responding to the 1800 block of Little River Road in reference to a larceny of a motor vehicle.

Deputies met the stolen vehicle on Happy Hollow Road and attempted to stop it.

Deputies pursued the vehicle for approximately five miles on Zoo Parkway when the vehicle made an abrupt right into a residential neighborhood.

The pursuit ended with the collision of the stolen vehicle and a deputy’s vehicle at the intersection of Rocky Lane and Colony Road.

One officer sustained a minor injury and was treated and released, the sheriff’s office said. Two Randolph County Sheriff’s Office vehicles were damaged.

Ledesma and Hamlett may face further charges, the sheriff’s office said.