JCSO: Man Damages Convenience Store, Leads Deputies On Chase

KENLY – A Selma man is facing charges after he allegedly damaged a rural convenience store then fled from officers when they tried to pull over his pickup. Around 1:00pm Thursday, Johnston County deputies responded to a damage to property call at Shoeheel Grocery at 8212 Old Beulah Road.

The operator of the business reported a customer got upset when he was told the store did not sale diesel fuel. As the man left, he reportedly spun his tires in the parking lot causing a rock to shatter a store window.

As an officer was at the store taking a report the pickup drove by. The deputy attempted to stop the truck but the driver allegedly failed to pull over. The chase reached speeds of approximately 77 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. The driver eventually turned down a dirt path near Micro and stopped.

Michael Ray Flowers, 35, of the 3000 block of Micro Road West, Selma was charged with fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, injury to real property, and driving on a revoked license. Flowers was given a $31,000 secured bond.

His 1999 Chevy truck was impounded. Damage to the store window was estimated at $500.

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