A suspect who led Caldwell County and local officers on a chase early Monday morning, Nov. 11, 2019, has been apprehended, according to Alexander County Sheriff Chris Bowman.
On Thursday, November 14, 2019, William Advier Roble Torres, B/M, age 31 of Salisbury, NC, was arrested in Salisbury in possession of a stolen vehicle from Alexander County. This incident occurred on Monday, November 11, 2019 in Alexander County, where a 2007 Ford Ranger was stolen from a residence in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County. This Ellendale incident was also connected to a vehicle chase that initiated in Caldwell County with a different stolen vehicle in the early hours of Monday morning. The chase proceeded into Alexander County by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office deputies, along with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Stop sticks were deployed at the intersection of NC Hwy 127 and US Hwy 64/90, where the right front tire was deflated. The vehicle traveled approximately 2 miles before exiting the roadway and coming to a stop. The driver fled from the vehicle and ran from officers. Officers gave foot chase and 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 November 14, 2019, at approximately 10:30 AM, Kannapolis Police Department located the stolen vehicle at a residence in their city 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. Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is holding a warrant for arrest for Felony Larceny of a Motor Vehicle.
Sheriff Bowman would like to encourage the citizens of Alexander County to remove all keys and lock the doors on all vehicles.