“This chase started because Gaston police attempted to make a traffic stop on the two individuals due to a seat belt violation,” Capt. Adam Myrick with the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department told NBC affiliate WYFF.
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Officials say the chase went on for 10 miles before a spike strip was used to deflate the tires on the red pickup truck, which caused the vehicle to veer off the road and crash into a tree.
That wasn’t the end of the incident, however. The passenger was arrested, but the driver — later identified as Joseph Drafts — quickly fled the scene on foot, eventually trespassing onto the property of the unidentified NRA member.
The homeowner noticed the man running on his property and drew his gun.
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“I told him to get down,” the homeowner said. “I told him repeatedly to get down and lay face down. My co-worker that had just pulled up — I turned around and yelled at him to go get the cops at the other end of the property.”
Police arrived at the scene and arrested Drafts. He has been charged with driving under suspension fourth offense, failure to stop for blue lights and breach of trust, WYFF reported. The passenger, Heirbrane Foster, was charged with drug possession.
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