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Two Charlotte teens charged after attempting to break into deputy’s home

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Authorities say Jordan Albright, left, and Donovan Dockery, both 17, stole a pickup, took authorities on a chase that began in Landis and ended in Kannapolis at Utah Street and S. Cannon Boulevard. The subsequent crash took out a utility pole knocking out power at several businesses. Shavonne Walker/Salisbury Post

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

Authorities say two Charlotte teens are in the Rowan County jail today after they appeared to attempt to break into a Rowan Sheriff’s deputy’s home. The pair took law enforcement on a high-speed chase and crashed into a utility pole in Kannapolis.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Jordan Keshawn Albright, 17, of 131 Mellwood Drive, with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Officials say he was the passenger in the stolen Ford F-150.

The driver, Donovan Dockery, also 17, of 308 Radio Road, was charged with misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer, felony fleeing to elude arrest with motor vehicle, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, speeding and failure to stop for red light.

According to the arrest warrant, Rowan Sheriff’s Deputy J.S. Rowland was investigating suspicious activity in an area near East Mill Street and South Central Avenue in Landis. The teens led the officer on a chase as other law enforcement joined in the vehicle pursuit.

The arrest warrant said the driver was traveling 100 mph in a 45 mph zone.

The two traveled on U.S. 29 South and at some point turned around at a convenience store, drove on the wrong side of the road a short distance, crossed back and lost control. The pickup struck a utility pole at the intersection of Utah Street and South Cannon Boulevard.

The truck crashed through the pole and overturned onto the passenger’s side door. After the crash, the two ran on foot and were captured sometime later.

Several businesses were affected by the power outage in the area near the crash. Officials had to replace the utility pole.

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