Person of interest in Tenn. murder leads deputies on high speed chase through Avery Co.
Deputies say he ran into the woods after they deployed spike strips to stop his car.
AVERY CO., N.C. (WBTV) - A Tennessee man wanted for questioning about a murder led deputies on a high-speed chase through Avery County on Wednesday night.
Deputies from the Carter County Sheriff’s Office asked Avery County deputies for help with a chase headed their way on U.S. 19E Highway around 10:13 p.m. March 2.
The driver, 23-year-old Jacob Morely, of Elizabethton, Tenn., was wanted for questioning in a homicide.
Avery County deputies intercepted the suspect at the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee and put spike strips in the road to deflate Morely’s tires.
Deputies say a brief chase followed to Blevins Creek Road, where Morely wrecked his car and ran into the woods.
A K-9 with the Avery County Special Response Team tracked him into the woods about a quarter of a mile away from the car.
He was taken to the Avery County Jail and charged with felony speeding to elude arrest and is on hold for Carter County.
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