Man leads police on 15 mile chase from Salisbury to High Rock Lake | Crime
SALISBURY - A man led Salisbury Police and the Highway Patrol on a fifteen mile chase Tuesday that didn't end until the man ran out of road at High Rock Lake.
It started around 2 pm when police tried to stop Samuel Alfred Poole, Jr., for running a stop sign near Henderson and Long Streets. When they tried to pull over Poole's red Buick, he took off, according to the report.
Poole led police on a chase from Innes Street to Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, then continued on to Jake Alexander Boulevard. Poole then went down Long Ferry Road in the direction of High Rock Lake. Along the way he hit at least one parked car and two patrol cars.
Troopers from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol joined the chase as Poole got close to the lake. When he reached the area of Rendleman Road, Poole jumped from the car and ran away. He was caught while trying to climb down a ladder from a dock into the lake.
Along with a list of traffic charges, Poole is also charged with felony flee to elude, probation violation, failing to appear in court, failure to stop for blue lights and sirens, driving while license revoked, two counts of hit and run and four counts of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. Poole's bond is set at $100,000.