‘Armed and dangerous’ suspect arrested in Alexander Co., deputies say
Law enforcement said the suspect has outstanding warrants and led deputies on a police chase this morning.
TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. (WBTV) - The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a robbery suspect they believed to be armed and dangerous.
Deputies say that they tried to stop a car driven by Richard Eugene Pennell at 9 a.m. for a traffic violation on All Healing Springs Road in Taylorsville. He allegedly fled and went down Mountain Ridge Church Road.
A chase ensued until Pennell got out of the car and ran.
Deputies say they saw a dark-colored object in his hand that they believe is a gun.
A search took place near Mountain Ridge Church and All Healing Springs roads.
Pennell was captured on Sunday morning, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies say Pennell has outstanding warrants for breaking and entering and larceny.
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