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A Salisbury man who fled police in a stolen vehicle, sparking a chase into Alexander County, is now in custody in Cabarrus County.

William Advier Roble Torres, 31, was taken into custody on warrants from various jurisdictions, a release from Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman stated.

On Monday, a 2007 Ford Ranger was stolen from a residence in the Ellendale community. The incident was connected to a vehicle chase that was initiated in Caldwell County with a different stolen vehicle in the early hours of Monday morning, Bowman said in the release.

Here is how the chase unfolded, Bowman said:

The chase proceeded into Alexander County, with Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office deputies and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol involved. Stop sticks were deployed at the intersection of North Carolina N.C. 127 and U.S. 64/90, where the right front tire was deflated. The vehicle traveled approximately two miles before leaving the roadway and coming to a stop.

The driver fled. Officers chased him on foot, but were unable to locate the driver of the vehicle. In the early hours of Monday morning, another truck, a 2007 Ford Ranger, was stolen from a residence near the area where the suspect fled from officers.

On Thursday around 10:30 a.m., the Kannapolis Police Department located the stolen vehicle at a residence that Torres was known to frequent. Torres was taken into custody without incident on warrants from various jurisdictions. He is being held at the Cabarrus County Detention Center. The Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is holding a warrant for arrest for felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

In the release, Bowman encouraged the citizens of Alexander County to remove all keys and lock the doors on all vehicles.

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