Spencer man takes off after license checkpoint stop

Published 11:01 am Tuesday, May 1, 2018

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A Spencer man was charged after he failed to stop at an early-morning license checkpoint.

The Salisbury Police Department charged Ted Geter, 61, of the 1200 block of North Salisbury Avenue, with misdemeanor resisting, obstructing or delaying an officer; four counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia; felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle; misdemeanor driving while license suspended or revoked; and misdemeanor hit and run property damage.

The traffic checkpoint was set up at North Long and Laurel streets just after midnight. According to a police report, Geter did not initially stop for the checkpoint. After he finally stopped, he took police on a short foot chase.

Police say Geter was found with drug paraphernalia. He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $30,000 secured bond.

Geter has previous convictions for assault on a government official, felony forgery, assault on a police officer, worthless checks, misdemeanor common law robbery, unauthorized use of vehicle, and a misdemeanor motor vehicle violation.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.