Three county, high-speed chase ends with man taken into custody after being barricaded in his bathroom
Chase began in Rowan, went to Cabarrus and Mecklenburg before ending in Cabarrus
ROWAN COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - A 40-year-old man faces a long list of charges and a bond set at $275,000 after he was involved in a chase with police, deputies, and troopers that started in Rowan County.
The chase went into Cabarrus County and then Mecklenburg County before ending in the man’s bathroom in Cabarrus County.
Ryan Mitchell Herrington was charged with misuse of 911 emergency telephone system, resist obstruct delay officer - non assault, flee to elude - felony, aggressive driving, flee/elude arrest w/mv - felony, dwlr not impaired, speeding, fail to heed light or siren, safety zone/sidewalks violation, and reckless driving to endanger.
Herrington was arrested early Wednesday morning along Old Salisbury-Concord Road near Kannapolis.
According to the report, an officer with the Salisbury Police attempted to stop Herrington on I-85 just before 11 pm. The officer noted that Herrington was driving his 2006 black BMW X3 at a high rate of speed, and was weaving in and out of traffic. A deputy with the Rowan Sheriff’s Office then got involved.
The deputy noted that Herrington was driving south on I-85 at speeds between 80 and 100 miles-an-hour. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol also became involved in the pursuit.
While fleeing from law enforcement, Herrington is said to have called 911 and told telecommunicators that he would not stop. They say he also threatened to kill himself.
Herrington continued driving south on the interstate into Cabarrus County and then into Mecklenburg County. Herrington got off I-85 at the Brookshire Freeway, making a hard turn that reportedly cut off a tractor-trailer. He then sped over a grassy median, up the hill, and onto the Brookshire Freeway, before exiting that road and getting back on I-85 heading south again.
Deputies say Herrington drove through a work zone at 120 miles-an-hour while in Charlotte.
At this point, the pursuit had involved Salisbury Police, Rowan Sheriff’s Office, Cabarrus Sheriff’s Office, Concord Police, and Kannapolis Police.
At some point Herrington got off I-85 and traveled on Old Salisbury-Concord Road, eventually stopping his car in the front yard of his home. All four tires were flattened on the BMW due to the deployment of stop sticks.
Deputies say Herrington then ran inside the house and barricaded himself in his bathroom. He refused multiple commands to surrender. Officers and deputies made the decision to go inside the house to apprehend Herrington. They say he continued to refuse their commands, so a stun gun was used and Herrington was taken into custody.
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