Car stolen from market helps police close other cases

Apr. 24, 2013 @ 08:31 PM

High Point police have arrested a High Point man after he stole a vehicle from a furniture market attendee on Tuesday.
Bryant Tommy Thomas III, 21, is facing eight breaking-and-entering charges, larceny, speeding to elude arrest, driving while license suspended or revoked and reckless driving.
When police tried to pull him over, Thomas sped off and eventually crashed the car into a utility pole on Triangle Lake Road, causing an estimated $25,000 worth of damages. He was taken to High Point Regional Hospital for minor injuries and then released into the custody of the police.
“While we were reviewing the video footage, there was a lookout on market for that vehicle,” said Capt. Mike Kirk. “One of our guys spotted the vehicle and followed it a long way before we could confirm everything.”
Thomas has been a suspect of interest in several motor vehicle larcenies in the downtown High Point area.
“We charged him with the Simon Jewelers attempted burglary, and he is also responsible for the an attempted burglary of a psychiatric place on Westwood Avenue,” Kirk said. “He will also be facing the vehicular breaking and entering charges from the past two weeks that we believe he is responsible for in downtown High Point.”
Thomas is being held under a $75,000 bond at the High Point jail.
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