ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - A Salisbury man wanted on attempted murder and arson charges in Virginia was arrested after a short police chase in Alexander County Wednesday.
Anthony Jamille Lewis, 38, is charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, failure to display a registration plate, and driving while license revoked, on top of the Virginia charges.
The arrest came after Alexander County deputies saw an Isuzu Rodeo without a tag. When the deputies tried to stop the vehicle they say the driver, identified as Lewis, refused to pull over. After a short chase, officials say Lewis turned onto a dead-end road, stopped the car, and tried to run away on foot.
Lewis was then "caught in some thorns in a wooded area" and taken into custody, according to the report.
He is being held in the Alexander County Detention Center without bond.