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Kannapolis man arrested after police chase that spanned three counties

Kannapolis man arrested after police chase that spanned three counties

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A man was arrested in Cabarrus Country on Wednesday morning after a police chase spanning three counties and multiple law enforcement departments.

Mitchell Ryan Herrington, 40, of Kannapolis, was apprehended at his home off Old Salisbury-Concord Road after law enforcement officers entered his home following the chase, according to law enforcement. Herrington had locked himself in his bathroom. Officers broke through the door but had to use a stun gun to subdue Herrington after he refused to respond to multiple verbal commands to exit his residence.

He was charged with resisting arrest, felony fleeing to elude, aggressive driving, fleeing or eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, speeding, misuse of 911 emergency system, failing to heed lights or sirens and safety zone or sidewalk violation and reckless driving to endanger.

The chase started after a Salisbury police officer attempted to stop Herrington on Interstate 85 South around 11 p.m. Tuesday for driving a 2006 black BMW X3 at high speeds reaching 100 miles per hour while weaving through traffic. A Rowan sheriff’s officer and the North Carolina Highway Patrol joined the chase.

It was reported that Herrington called 911 during the pursuit, saying he would not stop and threatening to kill himself.

Herrington exited I-85 in Mecklenburg County, cutting off a tractor-trailer. While in Charlotte, he reached speeds of over 100 miles per hour. Eventually, Herrington began traveling north on I-85 toward Cabarrus County.

Later, Cabarrus sheriff’s office, Concord police, and Kannapolis police joined the pursuit.

Once Herrington took Exit 58 in Cabarrus County, Highway Patrol troopers deployed stop sticks to slow him. He then headed toward his home, where officers caught up with him and took him into custody.


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