22-year-old Tommy-David Ndongo Boronse of Charlotte was arrested today (May 7) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by a felon, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a controlled substance, resist, delay and obstruct a public officer, possession of schedule I controlled substance, driving while license revoked, and careless and reckless driving.
A second suspect, 23-year-old Derico Devonta Misenhaimer of Charlotte is charged by the same agency with two counts of felony possession of a stolen firearm, possession of firearm by a felon, felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, and misdemeanor resist, delay and obstruct a public officer. Misenhaimer had not been arrested as of this afternoon.
Deputies on routine patrol checked a suspicious vehicle today at approximately 4:00 a.m. at the Quik Trip Convenience Store on NC Highway 73 in Denver. The vehicle was parked at a gas pump with a piece of cloth pulled over the license plate. The driver was exiting the vehicle wearing a black mask that covers the face and head, plastic gloves, a hoodie and sweatpants.
While a deputy was checking the driver’s identification, another officer reportedly noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the passenger side. A search of the vehicle reportedly resulted in the discovery of two firearms behind the driver’s seat on the floor board.
At that time, the passenger ran from the scene on foot. The driver then jumped back in the vehicle and fled the scene. Officers chased the vehicle but the suspect lost control of the car and crashed into a tree near Zaxby’s Restaurant. The driver was placed in custody by the pursuing officer. The passenger eluded officers on foot.
One of the firearms came back as stolen out of Charlotte. Deputies also found credit cards and identification belonging to a Catawba County man. Catawba County deputies went to the man’s home and discovered two vehicles had been broken into and two pistols and a laptop had been stolen.
Boronse was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and ordered held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $55,000 secured bond. A District Court date is next Monday (May 10). Misenhaimer was still being sought by authorities.