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September 29, 2022

UPDATE: Man captured after running from officers

Richard Eugene Pennell

UPDATE: WANTED MAN NOW IN CUSTODY —
Alexander County Sheriff’s Office has captured Richard Eugene Pennell, DOB 4/18/1980.

Pennell had fled from a vehicle stop on Mountain Ridge Church Road in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County on Friday, September 16, 2022. He was captured in that same area on Sunday, September 18, about 8:30 a.m., said Sheriff Chris Bowman.

Earlier coverage:

Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding the whereabouts of Richard Eugene Pennell, age 42, DOB 4/18/1980.

Pennell was last seen wearing camoflauge shorts, a black shirt with sleeves cut out, light brown boots, a gray cap, and a blue bandana.

Pennell fled from a vehicle stop on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022, on Mountain Ridge Church Road in the Ellendale Community of Alexander County. Anyone with information, please call ACSO Communications at 828-632-2911 or Crimestoppers at 828-632-8555.

A reward is being offered for information that leads to Pennell’s arrest.

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