Man arrested after police chase ends with crash into home in Kernersville

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Deric Leenander Warren

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. – Police have arrested a man after a police chase ended with a car crashing into a home in Kernersville on Friday.

Deric Leenander Warren, 49, faces multiple felonious offenses, according to a press release from Kernersville police.

Police in Kernersville found a vehicle Friday morning near West Mountain Street and Hopkins Road that was reported to have been stolen from a gas station in Walkertown.

After a brief police chase, the driver of the stolen vehicle crashed into a home and then ran off.

The armed suspect then broke into a home on Regents Park Road and demanded that the homeowner drive him to Winston-Salem, according to police.

Once the suspect was dropped off, the victim passed along information to the Kernersville police.

Warren was arrested shortly before 10 a.m. Friday and jailed under a $330,000 total bond on multiple charges including possession of a stolen vehicle by a felon, hit and run, larceny of a firearm and first-degree burglary.

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