Deputies spot wanted man at rest area; he flees in vehicle

Published 2:17 pm Monday, March 11, 2024

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A Kernersville man decided Sunday afternoon that he didn’t want to go to jail that day.

His plan didn’t work.

Robert Lee Chaney was arrested by the Davie County Sheriff’s Office after a vehicle chase into Forsyth County.

Chaney, wanted in Forsyth County for felony larceny, was spotted about 2:30 p.m. in the eastbound rest area of I-40.

“When deputies attempted to make contact with Chaney, he left the rest area at a high rate of speed and a pursuit was initiated,” said Davie Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

The pursuit continued on I-40 into Forsyth County, where deputies there deployed stop sticks, disabling Chaney’s vehicle.

He was taken into custody and charged by Davie with felony fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, failure to heed lights and siren, resisting an officer, and displaying an expired license plate. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $7,500 bond, pending a March 14 first-appearance hearing in Davie District Court.

He received a $8,500 bond on the charge in Forsyth County.