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Posted on: June 8, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Vehicle Pursuit ends with 2 in custody

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated On June 6th 2015, the Statesville Police Department called for assistance in reference to vehicle chase on Wilkesboro Highway. Statesville Police Department advised they were chasing a white in color Chevrolet S10 pickup that was possibly involved in an attempted breaking and entering at the BP gas station on Wilkesboro highway. Statesville Police department advised there units had lost sight of the vehicle on Scotts Creek Road off of Wilkesboro Highway.
Deputy Kris Robbins who was in the area of Scotts Creek Road when the call came out observed the white in color Chevrolet S-10 pickup pull out of Scotts Creek Road and onto Taylorsville Highway traveling back towards Statesville. Deputy Robbins then attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but driver of the vehicle continued towards Statesville on Taylorsville Highway at speeds of over 95 miles per hour.
Deputy Donald Clodfelter who was on Taylorsville Highway was able to deploy stop sticks, which punctured all four tires on the vehicle. The vehicle came to a stop in the parking lot of Import Power Sports on Taylorsville Highway.
The driver and front passenger of the vehicle bailed out of the vehicle and ran on foot behind the business. There were four other individual’s lying down in the bed of the truck. Those subjects were detained and a K9 was dispatched to the area to attempt to locate the other two subjects.
A short time later Deputy Jody Johnson located the two subjects walking towards Statesville on Highway 64 and another foot chase began into thick brush. Deputy Johnson was able to capture one of the subjects and identified him as Zachary Styers who was the front passenger of the vehicle involved in the chase.
The other subject Lance Alton managed to get away but was captured a short time later when he attempted to use a house phone at a residence on Marble Road.
Zachary Styers and Lance Alton were both taken to the Iredell County Detention Center for several charges that resulted from the vehicle chase. Zachary Styers of Statesville was charged with two counts of resisting a public officer and received a $3,000.00 secured bond. Lance Alton of Maiden was charged with felony speed to elude, two counts of resisting a public officer and a string of traffic violations that occurred during the vehicle chase. Lance Alton was given a $10,000.00 secured bond for the charges he received.

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