Man arrested after stolen truck crashes through elementary school fence during pursuit in Randolph County


Larry Brian Hoover

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RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A chase ended with a stolen pickup truck crashing through the chain link fence of a school in Randolph County near Asheboro, according to a news release from the sheriff's office.

Larry Brian Hoover, 43, of Asheboro, is charged with felony larceny of motor vehicle, felony possession of stolen motor vehicle, felony flee to elude arrest with motor vehicle, failure to heed light and siren, and injury to personal property.

A Randolph County sheriff's deputy was pursuing Hoover, who was allegedly driving the stolen vehicle on Southmont Drive when he lost control of the truck, hit a culvert and crashed through a chain link fence on Southmont Elementary School property near the playground.

The school was put on lockdown.

Hoover allegedly ran and attempted to get into the school but was apprehended and arrested.

No one at the school was injured during the incident.

"Southmont Elementary School personnel acted appropriately and efficiently to ensure the school was secure," the sheriff's office said.

Hoover was taken to the Randolph County Jail where his bond was set at $100,000. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.

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