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Thursday car chase spans multiple counties, leads to crash

A vehicle chase that began early Thursday morning in Davidson County led to a crash in a Rowan County cornfield.

The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office charged Victor Albrecht with possession of a stolen vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest and fictitious registration.

Rowan authorities received information that deputies with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office were in pursuit of a vehicle that the Kannapolis Police Department had reported as stolen.

The Volkswagen GTI was being driven by Victor Albrecht.

Davidson County officers lost sight of the car near southbound Interstate 85, officials said.

Several Rowan deputies were waiting near the southbound on-ramp at Long Ferry Road.

A short time later, officers received information from a 911 operator that someone had spotted the car headed toward Rowan County.

Sheriff’s deputies spotted the car traveling south in excess of 100 mph without any exterior lights.

Deputies deployed stop sticks that blew out one tire on the vehicle. The car then headed onto East Innes Street, where a Granite Quarry police officer continued the chase.

The vehicle continued toward Rockwell, where an officer was positioned across from a cemetery. Again, stop sticks were used and were successful.

The rim of the tire shattered because of the stop sticks and struck a tire on a deputy’s car, causing it to go flat.

Officials said the chase continued onto Lower Stone Church Road until Albrecht crashed in a cornfield near Old Beatty Ford Road and was arrested.

While at the Rowan County Magistrate’s Office, Albrecht complained of a severe headache and blurry vision. Albrecht was taken to Novant Health Rowan Medical Center be a Rowan EMS crew.

Albrecht was issued a $50,000 secured bond for Rowan County charges and a $50,000 secured bond on the Davidson County charges.

Albrecht also faces charges from the Kannapolis and Thomasville police departments.

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