3/8/2021 5:27:00 PM Two County Vehicle Chase Ends In Western Lincoln County
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Press Release
LINCOLNTON, N.C. - On March 7, 2021 patrol deputies with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to assist Gaston County Sheriff’s Office with the pursuit of a vehicle that continued into Lincoln County.
The suspect, later identified as Reginald Duncan Anderson Jr., 31, of Brady Hoffman Rd., Lincolnton, NC was driving a 1995 Lincoln Town Car. Mr. Anderson refused to stop for blue lights and siren for the Dallas Police Department and the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office. Upon entering Lincoln County, Anderson continued to refuse to stop for Lincoln County Deputies as well.
Mr. Anderson was driving at a high rate of speed and lost control of the vehicle he was operating at the intersection of Reepsville Road and Cat Square Road in western Lincoln County. Anderson’s vehicle left the roadway coming to rest in a yard. Patrol deputies exited their vehicles in an attempt to detain Mr. Anderson. Anderson then accelerated in his vehicle striking multiple patrol vehicles and causing extensive damage.
A Lincoln County Deputy was struck by Anderson’s vehicle as well and suffered minor injuries. Deputies were able to stop Mr. Anderson and take him into custody. A firearm was also found in the vehicle that Anderson was operating.
Anderson was charged with five felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer, one count of possession of a firearm by felon, four counts of injury to personal property, one count of injury to real property, and one count of felony speeding to elude. Mr. Anderson was also served with warrants connected to the chase from the Dallas Police Department. Mr. Anderson was given a $75,000.00 secured bond.
Anderson has an extensive criminal history in North Carolina including second degree kidnapping, assault by pointing a firearm, larceny of a motor vehicle, felony flee to elude, resisting a public officer, communicating threats, other assault charges and drug charges. He is also a person of interest in a shooting that occurred in Bessemer City on February 10, 2021.