Man arrested after short chase

By: By Beth Lawrence -

LAURINBURG – A Laurinburg man was arrested on drug charges Wednesday after he led police on a short chase.

Police said a patrol officer saw Christopher Pearson, 34, of X-Way Road, in the parking lot of Speedway on South Main Street.

“The officer was familiar with him from past traffic stops and arrests and attempted to stop him to check the validity of his license,” said Patrol Capt. Terry Chavis. “He had a DWI back in 2013 and had just gotten his license back in July.”

The officer called out to Pearson who drove away from the convenience store, Chavis said. The patrolman gave chase and Pearson was stopped less than a half a mile down the street at Moe’s Chicken, according to Chavis.

Police said they seized drug scales, two grams of Cocaine and 12 hydrocodone pills – generic Vicodin or Lorcet.

Pearson was arrested for resist delay and obstruct, failure to stop for blue light siren, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II drug, maintaining a vehicle for drug purposes and cited for a stop sign violation, unsafe tires, and obstructed windshield.

He is being held in Scotland County Detention under a $26,000 secured bond.


By Beth Lawrence

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