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Deputies: High speed chase leads to arrest



Staff Writer


Deputies seized prescription pills from a Stanley woman’s vehicle Wednesday morning in the eastern part of the county after chasing her car down N.C. 16, reaching speeds of nearly 100 mph.

It was around midnight when Cheryl Cook Davis, 38, of 1834 Hines Circle, passed a parked Sheriff’s patrol vehicle at the intersection of McIntosh Road and South Business Highway 16, authorities said.

Davis was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time and was headed northbound from Gaston County, according to a press release.

Deputies said they followed the woman’s vehicle through a red light as she continued to swerve in and out of traffic, using the yellow line to pass other vehicles along the roadway.

Authorities said they finally apprehended Davis after she stopped at a residence located on a nearby dead-end road.

The suspect reeked of alcohol as deputies arrested her and searched her vehicle, where they discovered nearly 30 Percocet pills and five Vicodin pills, the release said.

Her vehicle was taken to the Sheriff’s Office impound lot.

Davis faces a number of charges including one felony count of speeding to elude arrest and one misdemeanor count each of driving while impaired, speeding, aggressive driving, failure to stop for a red light, possession of a schedule II controlled substance and possession of a schedule III substance.

She was released on a $7,700 secured bond.


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