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Man caught after leading law enforcement on chase

A Lumbertonman led law enforcement officers on a high-speed chase through Bladen and Robeson counties Thursday morning before being apprehended in a soybean field off Long Road in Lumberton.

Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, and driving without an operator's license, according to Bladen County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Rodney Hester.

Baxley is in Bladen County Jail under a $5,000 bond. Baxley told authorities that he had left court in Bladen County earlier in the morning before passing the investigator, which began the chase, Hester said.

The chase began shortly after 10 a.m. when Baxley, who was driving a black Chevrolet Impala, passed an investigator at a high rate of speed on N.C. 41 near the Bladen-Robeson border, Hester said. Baxley refused to stop, and a chase ensued, Hester said. Members of the Bladen County Sheriff's Office, Robeson County Sheriff's Office and N.C. Highway Patrol were involved.

The chase continued on Singletary Church Road, passed Bayside Baptist Church, and traveled down Old Allentown Road in Lumberton before Baxley turned on Long Road, according to radio reports. Baxley jumped from the vehicle in the area of 956 Long Road and ran into a nearby soybean field before being caught, according to radio reports.


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