• 43°

Spencer man charged with hit and run leads police in car chase

Police say a Spencer man who hit a vehicle on South Long Street and took off in his car led them on a short car and subsequent foot chase. An officer caught up to LaMichael Donnell Feamster at an East Fisher Street home where he had to be stunned with a Taser.
The Salisbury Police charged Feamster, 21, of the 1000 block of Second Street, with misdemeanor resist, obstruct and delay an officer; misdemeanor hit and run, misdmeanor driving while impaired, felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony carrying a concealed weapon and felony altering or removing a serial number from a weapon.
Early Sunday morning a woman flagged down an officer to say her vehicle had just been hit by a car that had left the scene, a report said.
An officer received a description of the car and quickly found it in the 300 block of East Fisher Street. When the officer approached the car, the driver, later identified as LaMichael Feamster, drove away. The officer pursued the car to Fisher Street, Lee Street and then onto East Bank Street. Around South Long Street, the officer noticed the driver and a passenger toss a white powder substance out a window. The car made its way back to East Fisher Street and the driver jumped from it and ran toward a house at 319 East Fisher St.
Feamster tried to unlock the door at the house, but the door was locked, a report said.
The officer told Feamster to turn around or he would be hit with a Taser, but the began to run. He stopped after being shocked with a Taser. Feamster had a pistol on him with the serial number removed. The officer noted that Feamster had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. He was so unsteady on his feet, the officer had to sit him down inside the back of a patrol car.
The car Feamster was driving belonged to a woman Feamster sometimes stayed with. The woman told police Feamster should not have been driving her car.
Feamster initially agreed to have his breath tested for its alcohol content, but later refused. The officer took him to the hospital to have blood drawn.
Feamster was issued a $7,500 secured bond and remains in the Rowan County Detention Center.

Comments

Comments closed.

Business

Weak jobs report spurs questions about big fed spending

News

Judge limits footage that family can see of deputy shooting in Elizabeth City

Sports

Woodland, two others share lead; Mickelson plays much worse but will still be around for weekend at Quail Hollow

Business

Former NHL player to open mobster themed bar in Raleigh

Nation/World

California population declines for first time

News

GOP leaders differ on bottom line for state spending

News

Police: Man killed in shootout with officers in Winston-Salem

Crime

Man charged after thieves rob would-be gun buyers of wallets, shoes

Crime

Blotter: Four added to sheriff’s most wanted list

High School

High school football: Some anxious moments, but Hornets win state title

Local

Photos: Salisbury High Hornets win big in 2AA championship game

Local

County manager outlines projections for the upcoming fiscal year budget, suggests uses for stimulus money

Business

Miami-based Browns Athletic Apparel opens second screen printing location in Salisbury

News

At funeral, fallen Watauga deputies remembered as ‘heroes’

Coronavirus

COVID-19 cluster identified at Granite Quarry Elementary

Coronavirus

More than half of North Carolinians have now taken at least one vaccine shot

Local

City hopes to cover expenses in 2021-22 budget with surplus revenue generated this year

Local

Fallen tree proves to be a blessing for local nonprofit Happy Roots

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Health department drops quarantine time from 14 to 10 days

Crime

Blotter: More than $100,000 in property reported stolen from Old Beatty Ford Road site

Local

City fights invasive beetles by injecting trees with insecticide

Local

City names downtown recipients for federal Parks Service grant

China Grove

China Grove Town Council weighs 2021-22 budget priorities, supports buying body cameras