Man leads police on 130-mph chase

Abbi Overfelt Editor

October 24, 2013

LAURINBURG — A 22-year-old Charlotte man is being held in the Scotland County jail after leading 10 officers on a chase in a rented Dodge Charger that reached speeds in excess of 100 mph, according to Scotland County Sheriff Shep Jones.

Jones said DeMarcus Dontavion Dubose, of 3424 Mathis Drive, was charged Wednesday with speeding; failure to stop for a stop sign; failure to stop for a red light; fleeing to allude arrest; failure to yield to lights and sirens and reckless driving to endanger. He is being held on a $45,000 bond.

His passenger, 21-year-old Tomonta Quantez Simmons, of 1124 B. Peach Lane in Butner, initially gave officers a false name and will be charged with providing fictitious information, Jones said.

According to Jones, a sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over Dubose in the Old Hundred area, near the Richmond and Scotland county line, when he was found to be driving under the speed limit in the passing lane of U.S. 74 East. Dubose then accelerated and continued to drive, eventually reaching 130 mph, he said.

Jones said when Dubose reached the exit for N.C. 79, Laurinburg police had deployed “stop sticks” — strips of metal that puncture tires — which blew out his left front tire. Dubose slowed to 80 mph and continued to drive 5 miles before eventually coming to a stop, Jones said.

Officers then surrounded the car and arrested him.