Following car chase, Tabor City police arrest man for assault and drug charges

Published: Jan. 4, 2022 at 12:24 PM EST
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TABOR CITY, NC (WECT)- Rondrell Santana Leach, 30, has been arrested and charged after a car chase that was ended with stop sticks on New Year’s Eve.

Leach was stopped at a license checking station where the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office deputies suspected he had marijuana in his car.

After providing his information, Leach fled the scene in his Ford F150 and a chase ensued. The chase ended when law enforcement used stop sticks near Swamp Fox Hwy and Ramsey Ford Road. Leach then drove into a ditch and struck a patrol vehicle which then struck another patrol vehicle.

Leach was arrested and his car was searched. Police found marijuana, two concealed shotguns, and more than $32,000 in cash.

Items retrieved after Rondrell Leach's arrest
Items retrieved after Rondrell Leach's arrest(Columbus county sherriff's office)

Leach was charged with Possession with Intent to Manufacture/Sell/ Deliver Marijuana, Maintaining a Vehicle to Keep/Sell Controlled Substance, Flee/Elude Arrest with a Motor Vehicle, 3 counts of Assault a Government Official with Deadly Weapon, 2 counts of Damage to Government Property, Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.

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