High Point man arrested after vehicle chase in Davidson County


Jacob Scott Byrd

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — Deputies say a High Point man was arrested over the weekend after he crashed while trying to elude a traffic stop in Davidson County.

According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were at the intersection of Old Greensboro Road and Friendship Ledford Road on Saturday when they tried to stop a 1999 Saturn SL2 driven by 22-year-old Jacob Scott Byrd.

Deputies say Byrd led deputies on a vehicle chase which reached speeds of up to 70 mph in a 45-mph zone before the suspect wrecked at the intersection of N.C. Highway 109 and Shady Grove Church Road.

After crashing, deputies say the suspect was arrested without further incident.

Byrd is charged with felony flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, possession of an open container of alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving left of center, failure to stop for a stop light, failure to stop for a stop sign and speeding.

Deputies say Byrd’s vehicle was also seized under the “Run and You’re Done” law.

The suspect is being held in the Davidson County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.  He has a court appearance slated for June 27.

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