Police chase in Albemarle leads to arrest

ALBEMARLE — Friday night, Dec. 17, at 10:21 p.m., Albemarle Police noted a Burgundy Chevy Avalanche driving recklessly near the intersection of East Main Street and Leonard Avenue and attempted to pull the vehicle over, according to a city press release. But the driver ignored the officer, who had “activated his blue lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle,” and instead continued driving. 

The driver not only refused to stop, he dangerously ignored many other traffic laws.  

“As the vehicle traveled from East Main Street to Badin Road, the driver failed to stop at a red light at the Connector before continuing on Badin Road,” the APD said. “The vehicle’s operator disregarded the officers attempt to stop him and continued driving recklessly while failing to stop for the officer’s emergency equipment. The vehicle eventually traveled into the Town of Badin where it came to a stop at the Badin Mart.” 

After the driver stopped at Badin Mart, the APD says he “was arrested without further incident.” 

The man, Latarius Williams, earned even more charges after a search of his car turned up two handguns, a “large amount of cash” and a bag of marijuana.  

Williams was charged with Fleeing/Eluding Arrest, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver, and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia and was given a $15,000 secured bond. 

He is next due in court on Jan. 10, 2022.