Lincolnton, NC – A vehicle chase that began in Gaston County Sunday afternoon around 5:45 p.m. ended in a Lincoln County soybean field when the vehicle crashed.
The vehicle was reported stolen by the owner from Mecklenburg County and officers in Gaston County met the vehicle as they were traveling to the call. The chase traveled through Gaston County and into Lincoln County where the car crashed in the soybean field on Pleasant Grove Church Road north of Crouse.
The occupants of the vehicle ran from the scene with Lincoln County deputies and the North Carolina Highway Patrol assisting in locating two of the people. The driver of the stolen vehicle, Corey Allen Anderson, 30, of Stanley, NC was charged by Gaston County officers with felony possession of a stolen vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, failure to heed a blue light or siren, and resist, delay and obstruct a public officer.
Anderson was placed in the Gaston County Jail under a $52,500 secured bond. No value has been placed on the damage to the soybean crop in Lincoln County. The investigation is continuing by Gaston County authorities