Police charge teenager with hit-and-run after he ran into building, pole

Published 9:42 am Tuesday, August 14, 2018

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — A teenager driving a vehicle that didn’t belong to him struck a building and a pole, then took off on foot, according to the Salisbury Police Department.

Jonathan Vance Setser, 17, who police said lives on the streets of Salisbury, was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor resisting an officer, and misdemeanor hit-and-run with property damage.

Police said Setser struck a downspout at the corner of White Tire Center, 200 E. Liberty St., jumped the curb and continued to drive between the building and a pole. An officer saw the crash and pursued the vehicle near the railroad tracks at Lee Street.

The teen ran from the car, which belongs to his girlfriend’s mother, police said.

He ran away and left two friends, a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old, in the vehicle.

Setser was caught near Chandler Concrete at North Long and East Cemetery streets.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $7,500 secured bond.