HAMLET — Two suspects are in custody and one is on the run after a chase involving a stolen vehicle.
Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office say a 2017 Kia SUV, reported stolen from Wake County July 21, was spotted by detectives Wednesday afternoon by detectives on N.C. 177 without a tag.
As the detectives got behind the Kia, investigators say the driver started making multiple turns then sped away, before coming to a stop on a dirt road at the end of Raleigh Street where the suspects jumped out and ran.
Deputies caught 21-year-old Megan Elizabeth Chavis, of Baldwin Road in Rockingham, within a short distance, investigators say.
Deputy Paul McDole and his bloodhound K-9 partner Elizabeth tracked 23-year-old Curtis Brewington, of Cauthen Drive in Rockingham, to the front door of an apartment at Taylor Place Apartments, where investigators say witnesses saw him run into.
The sheriff’s office was assisted by the Hamlet Police Department.
A second male suspect has not been apprehended or identified, according to the sheriff’s office.
Anyone with information about the third suspect is encouraged to contact the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office at 910-895-3232 or Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454.
Chavis is charged with a felony count of possession of a stolen motor vehicle and a misdemeanor count of resisting a public officer. She was booked into the Richmond County Jail just before 5:30 p.m. under a $16,500 secured bond.
Brewington was booked three hours later on those same charges, plus a felony count of fleeing to elude arrest in a motor vehicle. He was given a $25,000 secured bond.
They were both still in jail late Thursday.
Online court records show Brewington has several pending traffic infractions — speeding, reckless driving and having an expired registration card or tag — in Moore County.
Records with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show no previous adult convictions in the state for Brewington or Chavis.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
Reach William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_r_toler.