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Ex-girlfriend, Salisbury man charged in car chase, shooting incident

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Teresa Christina White

Steven Michael Jones Sr.

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By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

A Salisbury man and woman were charged Thursday with weapons, drugs and other offenses after they were accused of pursuing a local man in a 100-mph chase from Salisbury to Davie County.

The woman is the former girlfriend of the man who was chased.

According to Rowan County authorities, Teresa Christina White and Steven Michael Jones Sr. were in a vehicle following Keith Tyrone Reid, 48, who had left work just before 11 p.m. on Statesville Boulevard.

Reid noticed as he got closer to the Brian Center that the vehicle behind him slowed when he slowed. The vehicle followed Reid onto West Innes Street near Walgreens when an occupant began shooting at Reid. He initially did not know who was pursuing him, Reid told deputies.

Off-duty deputies said they heard three to four gunshots coming from the Statesville Boulevard-West Innes Street area.

Reid said he lives on Brenner Avenue and turned toward home from work but detoured onto Fairson Avenue when he realized a vehicle was following him. He then drove onto West Innes Street and Mahaley Avenue, where he pulled into the Food Lion parking lot. He told deputies the vehicle continued moving and he once again drove toward West Innes Street. The vehicle reappeared, and Reid headed toward Catawba College.

He was at Hogan’s Valley Way on U.S. 601 when he heard shots being fired, he told deputies. He realized his vehicle was hit when he heard the wind coming through a hole in the windshield. He called 911. The vehicle pursuing him either tried to pass him or pull alongside him, Reid said, but he accelerated to get away. He drove until he got to the Davie County line, where deputies and Mocksville police officers were waiting.

A short vehicle pursuit and foot chase ensued after authorities said Teresa White jumped from the vehicle. She was captured a short time later in the woods.

A motive is not clear in this case, but White and Reid had dated, according to Reid. He was not injured in the incident.

Deputies determined one bullet went through Reid’s back window and exited through the windshield. Another bullet hole was found in the lower back bumper. Deputies collected evidence from the scene, including a pair of gloves, a .357-caliber handgun, a cellphone and a 9 mm handgun.

White, 39, of the 1800 block of Sells Road, was charged with firing into an occupied vehicle; resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was issued a $510,000 secured bond.

Jones, 50, of the 1700 block of North Long Street, was charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle, felony possession of cocaine, possession of a firearm by a felon, fleeing to elude arrest, speeding, reckless driving and unsafe passing on a yellow line. Jones was issued a $525,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

 

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