‘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.
The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a robbery suspect they believe to be armed and dangerous.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 11:28 AM EDT
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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.

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Deputies say Pennell has outstanding warrants for breaking and entering and larceny.