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Taylen Jermon Barbour
Courtesy of Troutman Police Department

Suspect Charged With Felony Counts Following Reported Chase With Police

19-year-old Taylen Jermon Barbour of Charlotte was arrested by Troutman Police Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana. Barbour also faces misdemeanor counts including possession of marijuana paraphernalia and resisting a public officer, along with a string of traffic offenses.

Last Thursday (September 7) at approximately 9:50 p.m. an officer with the Troutman Police Department conducted a traffic stop on a silver Honda Pilot on South Main Street near Perry Road. Once the officer approached the vehicle the driver accelerated away and a pursuit of the vehicle was initiated.

The pursuit went from Main Street onto Old Mountain Road where the driver lost control of the vehicle and entered a ditch on the side of the road near Wallace Springs Road. After that, the suspect fled on foot into a wooded area.

A K9 team from Statesville Police Department was requested to attempt to track the suspect and officers were unable to locate him. Officers were able to identify the suspect by locating his driver’s license in the vehicle. Warrants were obtained for Taylen Barbour. On Friday (September 8), Troutman officers responded to reports of a suspicious person on Old Mountain Road near South Iredell High School. This is where they found Barbour.

Barbour was placed under arrest and initially given a $23,500 secured bond. As of earlier today (September 11) he was being held under the Iredell County Detention Center under $61,000 secured bond. A District Court date was scheduled today.

Barbour is currently on probation in Mecklenburg County after being convicted of larceny of a motor vehicle. Troutman Police received assistance from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Statesville Police, and Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.