Police chase in Pittsboro ends in arrest

Multiple charges were filed against Jermaine Kahif Evans, 35, on June 20, resulting in a $250,000 bond.

According to arrest documents, Evans was initially pulled over by Chatham County deputies for swerving and failure to maintain lane control. During the stop, Evans allegedly refused to provide his driver’s license and sped off. Deputies estimated his vehicle travelled about 15 mph over the speed limit in their report. His vehicle was later identified by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Brandon Davis who “took over” the chase, according to the Trooper’s report. In it, Trooper Davis estimated that the suspect vehicle was travelling approximately 80 mph in a 45 mph zone.

Davis wrote in the arrest documents that the suspect “crashed” the vehicle into Davis’ patrol car and then jumped out and ran near a home on Fire Tower Road in Pittsboro. Once apprehended, Davis noted the driver had “red glassy eyes,” “slurred speech” and was “unsteady on his feet.” Davis further noted that the suspect had a “strong odor of alcohol.” Court records indicate that Evans had previous charges and at least one conviction for driving while impaired. According to the arrest documents, Evans refused an on-site breathalyzer and subsequently had his blood drawn.

Law enforcement also found the suspect was in possession of two weapons: 9-millimeter and 40-caliber handguns. Records indicate that Evans was previously convicted in Alamance County of assault with a deadly weapon of a government official, a felony, which prohibits him from owning a gun.

Evans was officially charged with speeding, reckless driving, two counts of fleeing/eluding arrest, several counts of resisting a public officer, driving while impaired, driving without a license that had been revoked for impaired driving, two counts of felony possession of a firearm by a felon, and felony assault with a deadly weapon of a government official for the alleged use of his vehicle, a 2021 GMC Sierra Pick-Up, to strike Trooper Davis’ patrol car.

According to arrest records, Evans’ address is listed in Durham. However, according to Chatham County tax records and recorded deeds, the suspect was apprehended at a property that he owns in Pittsboro: 1045 Fire Tower Road. County records indicate that the property was part of the Massie Lee Stone estate that was probated decades ago at File 84 E 88 and deeded by family members to Jermaine K. Evans in 2017 and 2018. Evans subsequently built a custom home on the property that the County values at $534,743–a total that includes the land.

Evans has a court date set for July 19.