Man arrested for kidnapping, shooting at officers during multi-county chase into Rowan County

Man arrested for kidnapping, shooting at officers during multi-county chase into Rowan County

ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A man accused of kidnapping a woman led officers on a multi-county pursuit that ended with him crashing along I-85 in Rowan County, according to North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

Troopers said he fired shots at officers along the way.

The pursuit started in Randolph County and ended near the Webb Road exit after the driver attempted to avoid spike strips on the interstate and veered off the highway.

Manuel Jesus Robles was arrested when he jumped out of the car and was captured in the nearby woods.

Rowan County deputies assisted the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, and provided K-9s to assist in the capture of the suspect, who was taken back to Randolph County for further investigation.

A 32-year-old woman, believed to have been kidnapped, was found in the car.

No officers were injured.

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