The Hoke County Sheriff Office; Sheriff Hubert A. Peterkin announces on October 8, 2018 Deputies with the Hoke County Sheriff's Office Traffic Unit were patrolling the area of Fayetteville Road and Wayside Road when they observed the suspect, known to law enforcement to have a suspended driver’s license, traveling inbound on Fayetteville Road.
Traffic Units attempted to stop the vehicle after running the registration, that was also invalid. The suspect began to flee in the motor vehicle, driving at excessive speeds, recklessly passing multiple vehicles and forcing motorists off of the roadway.
The pursuit continued into Cumberland County where the suspect intentionally rammed his vehicle into a Deputies patrol vehicle and continued fleeing in his motor vehicle. The suspect continued fleeing in Cumberland County and at some point threw an AR-15 rifle out of the vehicle and later lost control of the vehicle and wrecked. Deputies were able to place the suspect in custody without further incident.
The AR-15 Rifle was located in the middle of the roadway and a probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted after Deputies could smell a strong odor of Marijuana coming from the vehicle. As a result of the search, Deputies seized multiple bags of Marijuana, Cocaine and US Currency from the vehicle.
The suspect was arrested and transported to the Hoke County Detention Center and charged with Fleeing to Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, Assault With a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Possession W/ Intent to Sell/Deliver Marijuana, Possession W/ Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Injury to Personal Property, Driving While License Revoked and Expired Registration. No officers or civilians were injured as a result of the incident. The suspect was treated for minor injuries.
SUSPECT #1: Michael Lashawn Locklear
SUSPECT RACE/SEX: Black/Male
SUSPECT DOB/AGE: 12/9/89, 29 years of age
SUSPECT ADDRESS: Crestview Dr Fayetteville NC
OFFENSE DATE/TIME: 10/8/18 @ 5:33pm
OFFENSE LOCATION: Fayetteville Rd Raeford NC
DATE OF ARREST: 10/8/18
BOND: $800,000 Secured
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.