RANDLEMAN, N.C. -- Police on Tuesday released more information about a chase early Monday that ended with a crash in Greensboro.
An internal review will be conducted to determine if the officers involved in the chase acted appropriately, according to a press release from the Randleman Police Department.
Jonathan Michael Maness, 27, and Amber Leigh Cox, 28, both of Asheboro, were charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, speeding, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked, possession of stolen goods and habitual larceny.
Maness was also charged with failure to stop at a red light.
On Monday at approximately 12:40 a.m. Randleman police were called to Walmart at 1021 High Point Street in Randleman in reference to a larceny in progress by a man inside the business.
As officers arrived on scene they observed the suspect vehicle, a white Nissan Sentra, making a right turn onto High Point Street from Walmart.
The vehicle did not have any lights on and the trunk was open.
Officers observed a man in the front passenger seat who quickly ducked down. The vehicle was being driven by a woman.
Officers followed behind the vehicle and activated their lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle. The vehicle lights came on and continued heading north on Interstate 73, refusing to stop.
The vehicle slowed as it reached Interstate 85 while traveling on I-73 as the man and woman switched positions. The man was now driving the vehicle.
The car continued traveling north until turning left onto Coliseum Boulevard. The vehicle continued on Coliseum Boulevard until turning left onto Gate City Boulevard. The vehicle continued on Gate City Boulevard until turning right onto Interstate 40 West. The vehicle continued on I-40 until turning onto Wendover Avenue. The vehicle continued on Wendover Avenue until turning right on N.C. Hwy. 68. The vehicle continued on N.C. 68 until turning right on Gallimore Dairy Road.
As the vehicle approached the intersection of Gallimore Dairy Road and South Chimney Rock Road it began to swerve in the roadway.
The vehicle drove off the left side of the road striking a utility pole.
Both the man and woman in the car were taken to local hospitals with non-life-threating injuries, according to the news release.
Randleman police identified the items stolen as a Samsung Blu-Ray player, cell phone charges, earphones, a 50" television, a power inverter, seven packs of women's underwear, speakers, a Garmin activity tracker, body wash and shaving razors.
FOX8 received a copy of the Randleman Police Department's chase policy. It says officers need to consider several factors, like speed, traffic and safety of those involved, when deciding whether to pursue someone.
The policy also states, ““An officer may pursue another vehicle when he/she knows or has reasonable grounds to believe the suspect presents a clear and immediate threat to the safety of other motorists; has committed or is attempting to commit a serious felony; or when the necessity of immediate apprehension outweighs the level of danger created by a hot pursuit.”
On Tuesday, we learned both Maness and Cox have been convicted of multiple crimes, including larcenies, in both Guilford and Randolph counties.
According to court documents, Maness broke into and stole a keyboard from a church in Franklinville back in 2014. He is a felon and has spent years in jail.