Man accused of causing wreck, crashing into house, fleeing on foot in Graham

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GRAHAM, N.C. — A man was arrested after allegedly causing a vehicle accident, crashing into a house and fleeing on foot, according Graham police Capt. S.P. McGilvray.

At about 8 a.m. Thursday, a 2001 Acura MDX made a left turn from Longest Street onto Washington Street, pulling out in front of a 2008 Chrysler PT Cruiser, McGilvray said. The PT Cruiser collided with the Acura.

The Acura, driven by 39-year-old Stephen Taylor Sykes, of Burlington, then fled the scene in the vehicle on River Street, turned south on Pomeroy Street and collided with a house in the 500 block of Pomeroy Street, McGilvray said.

The driver of the PT Cruiser followed Sykes and attempted to detain him until police arrived but Sykes fled on foot, hiding in the woods behind Tabernacle Baptist Church, McGilvray said.

After a search and foot chase, Graham police took Sykes into custody.

Sykes is charged with two counts of hit-and-run, driving while license revoked, resist, delay and obstruct law enforcement and possession of an open container of liquor.

Sykes was not impaired at the time of his arrest, McGilvray said.

Sykes was given a $5,000 bond.

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