A man was arrested on multiple traffic violations and drug charges after a vehicle pursuit crossed the Rowan and Iredell county border, twice, Rowan County deputies stated in a news release.
On Thursday, Tiko Adams, of Troutman Avenue, Mooresville, was charged with felony flee to elude arrest and several traffic citations for speeding, driving while license revoked, running a stop sign and careless and reckless driving, authorities said.
Deputies also charged Adams, 35, with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
He received a $35,000 secured bond when appearing before a magistrate.
The Rowan County Sheriff’s Office stated the following in a news release:
Around 10 p.m. on Thursday, Deputy Matthew Johnson was on Wilkinson Road near North Carolina Highway 152 when he saw a black 2006 BMW 750LI that seemed to be speeding. Johnson clocked, via radar, the vehicle traveling at 70 mph in a 55 mph zone.
He then turned on the blue lights and siren on his patrol car in an attempt to stop the vehicle. Deputies said the suspect increased the speed of the car.
The BMW continued past Performance Road, and past the Mooresville Dragstrip headed toward Iredell County. It entered Iredell County and continued to the intersection of Linwood and Patterson Farm roads, where it failed to stop at a stop sign and crashed into a ditch.
The suspect regained control of the car and continued to drive back into Rowan County on Patterson Farm Road. It entered Rowan County and pulled into the parking lot of the Mooresville Dragstrip; the suspect fled from the car on foot.
Johnson notified 911 communications and pursued the suspect on foot across the dragstrip track, and over a fence for a short distance. The suspect stopped running and allowed Johnson to place him under arrest without further incident. Once back at the patrol car, Johnson searched the suspect and located an ID which identified him as Adams. Adams was also found with a scale that is commonly used to weigh narcotics.
Authorities also said that when Adams attempted to flee at the dragstrip, it was Test & Tune Night, and the venue was crowded. Adams admitted to the deputy he initially ran because he had a marijuana blunt, but threw it away when he crashed into the ditch.