Lumberton man arrested for stealing truck after police chase
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department arrested James Allen Lowery for stealing a truck and trailer from Whiteville on Tuesday, August 2.
Per a Whiteville Police Department release, a call alerted them to the theft of the truck from a parking lot at 1:04 p.m. Just five minutes later, a Wilmington police officer spotted the truck on Madison Street and attempted to stop it.
Lowery eventually pulled over behind a church on Church Street and fled on foot. Another officer spotted him one block away and took him into custody. Lowery is now held with a $21,100 bond. He had outstanding warrants from Pender County for traffic violations and from Robeson County for misdemeanor larceny and second-degree trespassing. For the incident on August 2, Lowery was given the following charges:
- Larceny of a motor vehicle
- Felony lareny (trailer)
- Fleeing to elude arrest
- Driving while license suspended
- Reckless driving to endanger
- Fail to heed to light/siren
- Fail to maintain lane control.
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