Three arrested after high-speed chase
Three High Point men are in custody after police say they led officers on a high-speed chase that began in Thomasville and ended in High Point.
The driver, Quadarius Shaquan Hill, 22, of 608 Woodridge Lane, was arrested and charged with felony speed to elude, conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling heroin, possession of marijuana, open container, reckless driving, speeding, and resist, delay and obstructing a public officer.
Hill received a $250,000 secured bond.
The passengers, Eric Elija Simmons, 24, of 1210 Worth St., and Steven Ray Simmons, of 2314 Geddie Place, were arrested and charged with conspiring to sell and deliver heroin, possession of marijuana, open container, and resist, delay and obstructing a public officer.
Both men are being held under a $150,000 secured bond.
Detectives with the Thomasville Police Department’s Special Operations Unit arranged for a delivery of heroin to be made in the area of Council Street and Culbreth Avenue.
When detectives attempted to stop the car, the driver fled, police said. A chase ensued through the city, on I-85 Business North and into High Point.
High Point police assisted in the chase as the car continued on to N. Main Street. The car turned into Centennial Street and then attempted to make a turn when it crashed into a fence at the intersections of Centennial Street and Grimes Avenue.
The men jumped out of the vehicle and ran. Officers captured all three suspects after a brief foot chase.
Steven was taken to Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center after complaining that the car ran over his leg.
“Simmons jumped out of the vehicle and ran from the officers for a short distance,” said Sgt. Brad Saintsing. “Once apprehended, he complained of injuries to his leg, where he claims that the vehicle he jumped out of ran over his leg.”
The car, a 1998 Honda Accord, was seized under the “Run and You’re Done” law, which requires law enforcement agencies to seize the car driven when arresting a defendant for felony speeding to elude.
All three men are being held in the Davidson County Jail with a Sept. 25 court date. Charges related to the accident are pending in High Point.
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