Chase ends in wreck, arrest

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A larceny at Hibbet Sports led to a car chase Saturday that ended in a wreck and an arrest, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office.

The Raeford Police Department put out a “be on the lookout,” or BOLO alert Saturday evening for a vehicle allegedly connected to a larceny of goods from Hibbet Sports. A Hoke Sheriff’s Office deputy spotted a vehicle matching the description on U.S. 401 in East Hoke, and attempted to stop the vehicle. The vehicle did not stop, but fled from pursuit, according to authorities.

The driver wrecked near the intersection of U.S. 401 and Cliffdale Road shortly after crossing into Cumberland County from Hoke County. The accident happened around 5:39 p.m., according to a report from the Fayetteville Police Department.

The crash happened when the vehicle fleeing from authorities crashed into a 2016 Hyundai driven by Bertha Campbell of Elizabethtown, who was driving on Cliffdale Road. The impact pushed Campbell’s car into third vehicle, a 2005 Jeep driven by Kris Mahns of Spring Lake, which was sitting stopped at a traffic light at the intersection.

First responders transported Campbell to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for treatment. The police report did not show whether Mahns was injured.

Three people reportedly attempted to flee from the scene, according to Hoke authorities.

Law enforcement apprehended driver Brittany Nichole Lowery of the 2400 block of Snake Road in Lumberton. Lowery reportedly attempted to give a fake name to deputies “for an extended period of time,” according to the sheriff’s office. After learning her name, authorities found Lowery had outstanding felony warrants in multiple counties.

A deputy escorted Lowery to the hospital and took her into custody after she was examined for injuries. She was charged with felony fleeing to elude, reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked, misdemeanor larceny, and a felony probation violation. She received a $76,000 secured bond.


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