LUMBERTON, N.C. (WBTW) — Lumberton police arrested a man last week following a pursuit that began after a traffic stop, police said in a news release.
Police initiated a traffic stop on May 11 on a vehicle operated by Karon Rorie, 39, who was the subject of a search warrant by Lumberton police, according to the release.
Rorie allegedly refused to follow officers’ commands to get out of his vehicle and drove away, police said. The vehicle chase lasted about 35 minutes before his vehicle was disabled and he was apprehended.
According to the release, Rorie was charged with the following:
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
- Possession of stolen property (firearm)
- Assault with a deadly weapon on a government official
- Fleeing arrest with a motor vehicle
- Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana
- Failure to head blue lights and siren
- Driving while impaired
- Reckless driving to endanger
- Resisting a public officer
- Hit and run leaving the scene with property damage
As of Wednesday morning, Rorie remained in the Robeson County Detention Center on a $2 million bond, according to online booking records. He has a court appearance scheduled for May 26.
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