A Midway man who led Davidson County Sheriff’s deputies on a chase Thursday has been charged with fleeing to elude arrest and numerous traffic violations. He was also served with a number of outstanding warrants.
David Lawrence Jester, 51, of 750 McDowell Road, Midway, was travelling north on Highway 150 on Thursday when a Davidson County deputy attempted to make a traffic stop on his Ford Explorer, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Office.
Jester allegedly failed to stop and fled from the deputy, eventually traveling along U.S. 64 toward Mocksville until he hit stop sticks placed by the North Carolina State Highway patrol and disabled his vehicle. The suspect was apprehended on Mt. Carmel Road near Tyro.
The vehicle had also been involved in a chase with North Carolina State Highway Patrol earlier that day, according to the press release.
Jester was charged with two counts of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, felony abuse of a disabled individual with injury, reckless driving, improper passing too close to the left, driving left of center, failure to stop at a stop sign, two counts of driving with his license revoked, two counts of speeding, failure to wear a seatbelt, two counts of failure to heed lights or sirens, and failure to stop at a red light.
Jester was also served with a number of outstanding warrants charging him with financial card theft, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, misdemeanor assault on a female, misdemeanor unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. These charges stem from unrelated incidents which occurred on Jan. 11, 2017 and June 15, 2018.
Jester is being held at the Davidson County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond for Thursday’s incident and has a court date of Oct. 17. He also is under a $7,500 secured bond for the offenses on his outstanding warrants for which he has a court date of July 25.