Bolton man arrested on drug charges after striking two police vehicles during pursuit

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Bolton man(Columbus County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 2, 2022 at 5:36 PM EDT
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BOLTON, N.C. (WECT) - On Wednesday, August 31, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Vice-Narcotics Investigators arrested Alton Terrill Smith, 37, after a vehicle pursuit.

Investigators initially attempted to stop Smith’s vehicle on Andrew Jackson Highway as they investigated complaints of illegal narcotics activity in the area. When they signaled for the vehicle to stop, police accuse Smith of refusing and attempting to collide into two police vehicles, hitting one.

Smith was taken into custody after he tried to flee on foot. Investigators found over two ounces of cocaine, along with heroin, marijuana, and two firearms.

Smith has been charged with the following:

  • 2 felony counts of trafficking cocaine
  • 2 felony counts of trafficking heroin
  • Felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine
  • Felony possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana
  • Felony maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances
  • Felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon
  • Felony flee to elude
  • 3 felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer
  • Misdemeanor reckless driving with wanton disregard
  • Misdemeanor resisting a public officer
  • Window tint violation

He is being held under a $455,000 secured bond.