100+ mph chase lands Bladen County felon in prison

100+ mph chase lands Bladen County felon in prison
Phillip K. McVicker (Source: Bullock, Clint)

BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WECT) - An Elizabethtown man is headed to prison after he pleaded guilty to leading deputies on a high-speed chase through the county where speeds reached over 100 miles per hour.

Phillip R. McKiver, 44, entered a guilty plea in Bladen County Superior Court on Tuesday to fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and to being a habitual felon.

He was sentenced to 6 to 8.75 years in prison for the offenses.

Prosecutors say a deputy with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office observed McKiver run a stop sign with his white Honda at the intersection of U.S. 53 and U.S. 701 during the early morning hours of Jan. 26. The deputy flipped on his lights and began a pursuit.

McKiver, who was driving with a revoked license, accelerated through downtown Elizabethtown before turning onto N.C. 87 where he reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Prosecutors say McVicker eventually decided to pull over and surrender to law enforcement.

No one was injured during the chase.

McKiver has prior convictions for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, and manufacturing marijuana.

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