Man arrested for second time following chase

Published 11:30 am Tuesday, July 3, 2018

A Charlotte man was arrested in Rowan County for the second time in eight months after a chase on Interstate 85.

On Monday, Rowan County Sheriff’s Office deputies working traffic enforcement on northbound I-85 tried to stop a 2008 BMW with a fraudulent South Carolina temporary license. A chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies ensued. 

After diverting off I-85, the vehicle traveled on North Long Street in East Spencer and eventually struck a mailbox after careening through a yard at Robinson Road. 

The driver left the vehicle carrying a handgun and ran across Long Street toward the Norfolk Southern Railway tracks. 

Deputies detained a front-seat passenger. Officers with the State Highway Patrol, Spencer Police Department, Salisbury Police Department and East Spencer Police Department helped in the chase and search for the armed driver. 

After more than an hour looking for the suspect, he was arrested by a deputy between the railroad tracks and Lexington Avenue in Spencer. 

The driver was identified as Jadarius Marticee McCullough, 22, who claimed to be a student at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro. 

During their pursuit of the vehicle, deputies recovered a small amount of marijuana that was thrown from the vehicle.

The gun McCullough carried was not recovered.

McCullough was wanted for a probation violation resulting from an Oct. 12 incident on southbound Interstate 85 in Rowan County. McCullough was stopped by a sheriff’s deputy for a speeding violation and driving a stolen Dodge Charger with a fraudulent South Carolina temporary tag. 

McCullough was charged Monday with felony fleeing to elude officers; carrying a concealed weapon; reckless driving; resisting, obstructing or delaying a public officer; and speeding while attempting to elude.

Bond was set at $10,000.