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Adrian Daray Bentley
Courtesy of Iredell County P2C website

Fugitive From Georgia Apprehended Following Operation Conducted By Multiple Agencies

32-year-old Adrian Daray Bentley of Grantville, Georgia was arrested Wednesday (September 13) by authorities in Iredell County. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle along with two counts of being a fugitive from justice. Bentley is also charged with speeding, reckless driving, and driving without a license.

Wednesday morning, Mooresville Police Department personnel assigned to the US Marshals taskforce received notification that a fugitive wanted in Georgia on multiple warrants was believed to be in their jurisdiction. Mooresville Police found the suspect’s vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.

The suspect vehicle fled, and police pursued the vehicle into Troutman. Mooresville Police requested assistance from the Troutman Police Department, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina State Highway Patrol. All of those agencies responded.

The suspect abandoned the vehicle on Rankin Hill Road in area of Sorrel Lane. After an extensive search by law enforcement, aided by K9 units, drones, and a helicopter, the suspect was apprehended by Mooresville Police and Iredell County Sheriff’s Officers without incident.

Bentley faces a count of parole violation in Georgia for false imprisonment, terroristic threats, obstruction of justice, removal or the attempted removal of a weapon from a public official, and sexual battery. He has an active Georgia warrant for two counts of aggravated assault.

Bentley was incarcerated in the Iredell County Detention Center under a total secured bond of $265,000. He remained in jail as of earlier today (September 14). No court date was listed.