Officers with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two people suspected of following a local resident after a minor traffic altercation and leading law enforcement on a high speed chase into Winston-Salem Friday morning.
According to information provided by Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, on Friday deputies responded to the Sheetz on Old Highway 52 in Welcome to a report of a possible road rage incident.
The victim stated that a white Lexus SUV had pulled out in front of him on his way home and he had blown his horn at the subjects who then began following him to the area of his residence. The victim reported that he did not stop and drove to the Sheetz on Old Highway 52 where he called 911 and reported that he believed the vehicle was still in the area.
Deputies responded to the area and located the vehicle as it was leaving the neighborhood. They reported when officers attempted to perform a traffic stop on the vehicle, it fled at a high rate of speed northbound on Old Highway 52.
Officers stated they chased the vehicle into the city of Winston-Salem where it crashed at the intersection of Konnoak and Cloister drives. They stated after the crash, two men fled on foot.
Winston-Salem Police were called to assist and used a K-9 to track the two men, but did not find them.
During the investigation, officers discovered the Lexus had been reported stolen from Winston-Salem. While processing the vehicle, a black bag was found with a Davidson County address.
Deputies went to that address and spoke with the resident who stated someone had recently broken into her vehicle and taken a bag valued at $175. The bag was placed in evidence at Winston-Salem Police Department.
Officials are still searching for the two men suspected in stealing the car and fleeing from police.