Two men are facing felony theft charges following a short chase with Anson County deputies.
According to a press release from the Anson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to Deep Creek Road around 1 p.m. Oct. 18 to investigate a call of suspicious persons.
When they got to the area, deputies say the suspects fled into the woods. During the search, deputies found a dirt bike that had been stolen from a residence on Deep Creek Road.
Both suspects — Lamorris Durrell Hunter, of Morven and Carnelle Alexander Hall, of Polkton, both 31 — were apprehended a short time later, according to the sheriff’s office. (Note: Records with the sheriff’s office and court system have Hunter’s first name spelled “Lamorris,” while state prison records have it spelled “Lamarris.”)
Hunter was booked into the Anson County Jail under a $35,000 secured bond, Hall under a $2,500 secured bond.
Online court records show both are charged with one felony count each of breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods, with a court appearance scheduled for Oct. 31.
In the release, Sheriff Landric Reid thanked the community “for their outstanding assistance and alertness that led to the arrest of these individuals,” adding that “this incident proves a strong community involvement in working with local authorities can result in a swift and positive outcome for the residents of Anson County.” Reid also thanked the Chesterfield County (South Carolina) Sheriff’s Office for their assistance in the investigation.
Online court records show Hunter has several other pending charges: two counts of felony larceny; one felony count of breaking and entering; one felony count of larceny of a firearm; one misdemeanor count each of simple assault and resisting a public officer; three counts of driving with a revoked license and one count of having an open container after consuming alcohol.
Hunter was convicted of maintaining any place for a controlled substance, a felony, in 2006 and driving with a revoked license, a misdemeanor, in 2013, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
Hall was convicted on misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and assault on a policeman in 2006, records show.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.