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10/29/2019 4:29:00 PM
Attempt To Elude Traffic Stop Leads To Fugitive Arrest & Drug Charges
(L-R) Dominique Lamar Oliver and Brandon Steven Atkocius
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

(L-R) Dominique Lamar Oliver and
Brandon Steven Atkocius

(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – An attempt to flee a traffic stop has landed two men in jail, one as a Fugitive from Justice and both on drug charges.

Deputies attempted to stop a white Mercedes with an expired vehicle registration on North NC 16 Highway, Denver, N.C. but the vehicle sped away. The driver turned onto Mundy Road then onto Applewood Lane. The car veered off the road and struck a utility pole as the driver jumped from the vehicle and ran into a wooded area.

A Lincolnton Police Department K-9 unit was called to the scene and tracked the man through the area back to the apartment where he was living. Another occupant told officers the man was not in the apartment but had stayed there for a few days. Deputies obtained a search warrant and a search of the apartment turned up marijuana, mushrooms and narcotics sales information.

The man deputies were chasing returned to the apartment and was taken into custody. He was identified as Dominique Lamar Oliver, 29, of 1960 Applewood Lane, Denver, NC. He was charged with one count of felony identity fraud, felony possession of a controlled substance, Schedule I, felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI, felony speeding to elude arrest, two felony counts of fugitive from justice, and one misdemeanor count of resist, delay and obstruct a public officer.

Oliver is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. The fugitive warrants relate to his warrants out of Texas and Florida that request full extradition.

Brandon Steven Atkocius, 25, of Glen Ashley Drive, Cornelius, NC is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI, one felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
His bond was set at $20,000 secured.

Investigating officers were Deputies C. Palin, J. Starnes, T. Chapman and Sgt. K. Monday.

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