100-mph chase ends with suspect held

From Staff ReportsJanuary 30, 2007 

— Chatham County Sheriff's Office officials arrested a man Monday evening after he led deputies on a car chase with speeds exceeding 100 mph.

The man, whose name was not released at press time, was sought after the sheriff's office received a call at 9:07 p.m. that he was suspected in the robbery of the Subway restaurant in the Chatham Commons shopping center, 630 East St. in Pittsboro.

According to communications supervisor Lisa Braxton, the man led deputies on a chase about 9:19 p.m. after they tried to pull him over. Braxton said the chase ran south on N.C. 902, then north on U.S. 421 before the man entered N.C. 64 heading eastbound in the westbound lanes. Speeds reached as fast as 110 mph, she said.

He was captured at 10:18 p.m. in Pittsboro near U.S. 15-501 and U.S. 64, she said.

A list of charges was unavailable late Monday night because the suspect was still being processed into the jail, Braxton said.

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