Man arrested after police chase ends with crash in downtown Statesville

Man arrested after police chase ends with crash in downtown Statesville
Tyrell Montice Tate

STATESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - Iredell County Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a man for a number of charges after a police chase ended with his vehicle striking the brick entrance at Mitchell Community College.

Statesville Police officers initiated the arrest on Wednesday morning around 9:00 a.m. after a domestic call was reported in which a female victim stated that an armed male was pursuing her vehicle and holding a firearm through an open car window.

Police report that Tyrell Montice Tate, 28, of Statesville refused to pull over for officers as he headed towards downtown Statesville. Authorities backed off pursuit as Tate entered the downtown area due to the high-speeds that they had reached.

Tate was arrested after his car was found wrecked into a wall at the community college. He was transported to the hospital before being handled and booked.

He has been charged with felony flee to elude arrest, 3 counts of running a red light, damage to property, exceeding safe speed and improper passing.

The Iredell County Sheriff’s Office has additional warrants for 2nd degree kidnapping, assault by strangulation, assault with a deadly weapon, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a Scheduled II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and assault on a minor.

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