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Dezmon Ke-von Witherspoon
Courtesy of Morganton Department of Public Safety

Lincoln County Resident Arrested Following Burke County Chase

35-year-old Dezmon Ke-von Witherspoon of Westview Drive in Lincolnton was arrested Sunday (April 16) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and misdemeanor possession of an open container in a passenger area. Witherspoon is also charged with traffic counts including driving while impaired, reckless driving to endanger, and speeding.

Late Saturday night (April 15), officers with the Morganton Department of Public Safety were conducting a motor vehicle checking station on Lenoir Road near Walter Johnson Middle School. At approximately 10:45 p.m., Dezmon Ke-von Witherspoon came through the checking station and allegedly failed to stop.

Police reports say Witherspoon then attempted to flee from officers at a high rate of speed. Officers pursued Witherspoon for a short distance. The suspect surrendered near Sanford Drive and was taken into custody. Witherspoon’s vehicle was seized as a result of the “Run and You’re Done” Law.

The suspect was brought to the Burke County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. He was not listed as an inmate today (April 18). A District Court appearance is scheduled for May 8.