Two Winston-Salem residents charged after chase with deputies


Earl Leon Messer Jr. and Natasha Lynn Hennings

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DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Two Winston-Salem residents were arrested after a car chase with deputies Monday in Davidson County.

Earl Leon Messer Jr., 25, and Natasha Lynn Hennings, 29, allegedly broke into a home on Joyce Drive in the Gumtree Road area and stole property.

Deputies said the two left in a silver Ford F-150 with Messer driving.

Davidson County deputies arrived within minutes after receiving a call and a chase started as the suspects were leaving, authorities said.

The suspects stopped their pick-up and started running on foot at Horneytown and Wallburg High Point roads before being arrested, deputies said.

Both were charged with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and resisting, obstructing and delaying a law enforcement officer.

Messer was also charged with felony speed to elude and driving without an operator’s license.

Both were placed in the Davidson County jail and have Feb. 28 court dates. Messer received a $150,000 secured bond and Hennings a $60,000 secured bond.

Further details were not released.

Messer is currently awaiting a Feb. 9 court appearance on a separate incident after being arrested for breaking into a Winston-Salem home on Dec. 16.

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