Police, K-9 Apprehend Driver Fleeing On Stolen Car

FOUR OAKS –  A man wanted by Angier Police on two outstanding warrants led Four Oaks  officers on a short chase. Around 7:30pm Wednesday, a Four Oaks policeman attempted to stop a stolen car driven by 38 year-old Dustin Fred Tanner of Angier.   Tanner failed to pull over as he fled southbound on Highway 301.

Another Four Oaks officer happened to be ahead of the pursuit and was able to immediately deploy stop stick on Highway 301 South near Parkertown Road.  Tanner’s vehicle struck the stop sticks. His car traveled another 1.5 miles before he drove off the roadway, through a fence and into a field.

Police Chief Stephen Anderson said Tanner jumped and ran from the stolen car but was quickly apprehended with the assistance of a Four Oaks Police K-9.

Tanner was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, injury to personal property and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on a $50,000 bond on those charges. He was held on an additional $40,000 bond on the two Angier Police arrest warrants.

Chief Anderson said there were no injuries and no damage to any patrol cars during the three mile pursuit.