Authorities have announced the recovery of a stolen 2023 Dodge Charger that was taken from a dealership in Cary, North Carolina. The vehicle was located by deputies in the Daves Drive and Stokes Ferry Road area of Rowan County on March 23, following GPS data which indicated its whereabouts.
According to the authorities, the deputies spotted the white Charger fishtailing from behind a duplex on Cedar Pond Drive. The driver then led deputies on a high-speed chase, during which the vehicle crossed the double yellow line on multiple occasions to overtake other vehicles and exceeded speeds of 110 miles per hour.
The chase came to an end after a Rowan County detective deployed stop sticks on the tires, causing the driver to abandon the vehicle and flee on foot. The suspect, Dontray Hicks, was later located by deputies at East Council Street and Kentwood Avenue and taken into custody.
Hicks has been charged with multiple offenses, including felony flee to elude arrest, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, misdemeanor resist/delay/obstruct a public officer, flee to elude arrest, and misdemeanor reckless driving. Additionally, he was wanted for felony probation violation, breaking and entering, larceny of a motor vehicle, and breaking and entering a motor vehicle in Wake County.
Hicks has been remanded to the Rowan County Detention Center, with his bail set at $195,000. The incident is a reminder of the importance of GPS tracking technology in recovering stolen vehicles and bringing those responsible to justice.