Wanted Felon Captured Following Chase In Iredell County

STATESVILLE, N.C. — A fugitive who was wanted on several felony charges was arrested following a chase in Iredell County.

Deputies say they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle on Newton Drive at Park Drive for traffic violations.

The driver of the vehicle, Dominique Sanders, reportedly refused to stop for deputies, according to a news release.  While trying to get away from deputies, Sanders is accused of ramming into a deputy’s patrol car, according to a news release.

Dominique Sanders

Dominique Sanders

Deputies say Sanders then ran away from the scene on foot but was caught a short time later by several deputies.

Deputies say they found a half pound of marijuana, a stolen firearm, $782 and multiple items of drug paraphernalia in Sanders’ vehicle.

Sanders reportedly had 14 outstanding warrants for his arrest in Buncombe and Davie Counties.  Sanders is also on active federal probation, according to a news release.

Sanders was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with felony possession of firearm by a convicted felon, felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony flee or elude arrest in a motor vehicle, felony possession with intent to sale/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintain a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance, misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor resisting a public officer, driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious license plate.

Sanders was issued a $250,000 bond on the Iredell County charges, an additional $500,000 bond on his charges from Buncombe County, and another $26,000 bond on the charges from Davie County.