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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday January 3rd, 2023 :: 10:00 a.m. EST


South Carolina Man Charged with Fleeing

Deputy Matthew Smith with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 30-year-old James Kenneth Lucas of Lancaster, SC with Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Injury to Real Property.  A Magistrate issued Lucas a $25,000 Secured Bond.

On December 25th, Deputy Smith was patrolling the Jacktown Road area when he attempted to stop a vehicle for multiple traffic violations. The pursuit ended around the 3300 block of 226S where Lucas fled on foot. Deputy Smith apprehended Lucas after a lengthy foot chase.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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