LINCOLNTON — A trespassing call ended in a chase early Wednesday morning.
Brandon James Mosteller, 35, of Lincolnton was airlifted to Atrium Health-Main and will be charged with domestic trespassing, damage to property and fleeing to elude arrest, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The Sheriff’s Office reported that the incident started around 1:30 a.m., when deputies answered a call concerning damage to property and domestic trespassing.
The following is what the Sheriff’s Office reported: When officers arrived on the scene, an occupant of the residence told officers she heard a loud boom and then saw a white pickup truck backing out of the driveway.
A check of the residence revealed that the garage door had been knocked off its track and pulled the support frame off the wall. The vehicle belonged to Mosteller and deputies obtained warrants for damage to property and violation of a domestic violence protective order.
Around 2:30 a.m., deputies were sent back to the residence on Clarence Chase Drive after the man returned.
While officers were talking with the homeowner, a vehicle came to a stop on the road nearby and officers attempted to stop it.
Deputies activated their blue lights and siren.The truck crossed the centerline on a number of occasions and was traveling well above the 45 mph posted speed limit.
Near the intersection of Walker Road, the vehicle ran off the road, struck an embankment and overturned several times.
When officers approached the vehicle they could smell a strong odor of alcohol coming from the truck.
They broke the back glass in the truck and cut the seat belt restraining the driver.
Lincoln County EMS and Pumpkin Center Fire Department extricated the driver and transported him to Atrium Health-Lincoln, where he was airlifted to Atrium Health-Main.
Investigating officers were First Sgt. S. Grinnell, Sgt. A. Sutton, and Deputy J. Counts.
The accident is being investigated by the N.C. Highway Patrol.