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Taylon Delon Cauthen
Courtesy of Statesville Police Department

Man Charged With String Of Felony, Misdemeanor Counts Following Reported Chase

20-year-old Tayvon Delon Cauthen of Statesville was arrested Wednesday (March 8) by Statesville Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of fentanyl, possession of MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule I and II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep or sell a controlled substance.

Cauthen is also charged with misdemeanor counts of reckless driving with wanton disregard, hit and run, leaving the scene with property damage, simple possession of schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of an open container of alcohol, and underage possession of an alcoholic beverage. He’s also charged with traffic offenses including driving while license revoked and fictitious registration card.

Wednesday at approximately 8:45 a.m., an officer with the Statesville Police Department attempted to conduct a traffic stop in the area of Old Charlotte Road due to an alleged violation. A short vehicle pursuit reportedly occurred when the driver failed to stop and fled from the officer. During the pursuit, the suspect reportedly drove through a yard on Concord Avenue damaging property. The driver then crashed the vehicle at the dead end of 5th Street Extension and fled on foot.

Assisting officers arrived on scene and began a search for the suspect. They were able to find the individual, Tayvon Delon Cauthen, and they took him into custody without incident. A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the seizure of more than 200 grams of marijuana, ten dosage units of MDMA/Fentanyl mixed, two bottles of unprescribed promethazine hydrochloride, an open container of alcohol, and more than $1,200 in cash.

Cauthen was placed in the Iredell County Detention Center under $55,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (March 9). A District Court date was scheduled today in Statesville.