35-year-old Devin Lee Bates of Statesville was arrested last Tuesday (April 5) by Alexander County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged in Alexander County with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle along with two misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer. Bates is also charged in Alexander County with traffic offenses including speeding, failure to stop for a stop sign or flashing red light, and reckless driving with wanton disregard.
In Iredell County, Bates is charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of probation violation, along with a string of traffic offenses including flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, and driving while license revoked.
According to law enforcement reports, Bates allegedly led Taylorsville Police on a chase that ended in Iredell County. He allegedly refused to stop for blue lights and siren which resulted in the pursuit that involved the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, Iredell County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Bates was taken into custody in the early morning hours Tuesday after he ran on foot into a wooded area and entered a residence off Sharon School Road.
Bates remained in the Alexander County Detention Center as of earlier today (April 11) with a bond now set at $65,000 secured. His next District Court date in Alexander County is scheduled for April 25. He has a District Court date on May 2 and a Superior Court appearance May 3 in Iredell County.[Story courtesy of Rick Gilbert, WACB]