High-speed chase ends at home
Published 12:00 am Thursday, July 5, 2012
By Nathan Hardin
SALISBURY — Following a high-speed chase down a curvy lakeside road, deputies arrested a 51-year-old man on theft charges Wednesday.
Authorities were on the lookout near Trexler Trucking on Liberty Street after a rash of thefts, according to a Rowan County Sheriff’s Office report.
Deputy Lunda Eller was on patrol near the business when she saw a van that matched the description of one previously caught on surveillance tape stealing parts.
Eller slowly approached the van in her patrol car and activated her blue lights, the report said.
But the driver had no intention of stopping.
Eller later identified the man as David Plott, of Boating Terrace.
The van reached speeds of more than 100 mph, the report said, as it barreled down St. Matthews Church Road.
It then veered onto Scout Road, a dead end.
The driver made a quick right onto Sailboat Drive and an immediate left to Sunshine Lane.
He slammed the brakes and bailed out of the van, deputies said.
Authorities searched the area for Plott, but couldn’t find him near the surrounding woodline.
Deputies found information in the van that linked it to Plott, the report said.
Officers found a secondary residence listed in the offender database at nearby Boating Terrace.
The report said officers went to the home and Joann Plott, listed in previous reports as David Plott’s wife, answered the door.
She summoned Plott from the back of the home and deputies said he appeared nervous, sweaty and with fresh cuts to his legs.
Deputy Eller identified the man and he was taken into custody.
Plott was charged with felony fleeing to elude; felony larceny; resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; speeding; failure to stop at a stop sign; and reckless driving.
He was in jail Thursday morning under a $10,000 bond.
Contact reporter Nathan Hardin at 704-797-4246.