A car that Durham police suspected had been used in an armed robbery in Durham led police and county sheriff's deputies on a 25-minute chase early Wednesday and stopped only when deputies put out a strip of spikes on the road to flatten its tires.
The chase began about 12:35 a.m., when police saw the car on Juniper Street. They said it resembled one described as a getaway car in a robbery at a Family Fare store on Old Chapel Hill Road a quarter-hour earlier, and they tried to stop it, police spokeswoman Kammie Michael said.
The car, which Jordan Armand Terrell, 23, ran a stop sign on Miami Boulevard and sped away, Michael said.
The chase went around streets in eastern Durham and around the North Carolina Central University campus before ending on Holloway Street near North Guthrie Avenue.
Terrell was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest and possession of cocaine with intent to sell or deliver it.
Terrell posted $50,000 bail and was released. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 12 on the fleeing-to-elude charge from Wednesday as well as other charges of carrying a concealed gun, firearm possession by a felon, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and resisting arrest.
Two days after that, he has a court date about an identity-theft charge from 2015 and the cocaine-possession charge.
The robbery remained under investigation.