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A Need For Speed chase down Henderson Drive ends in a man taken to jail

A Holly Ridge man gave police a RUN for their MONEY Tuesday night in a high-speed chase through Jacksonville.

Brandon Keith Lanier

Onslow County Sheriff’s Office say they arrested 36-year-old, Brandon Keith Lanier of S. Hines Street and charged him with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle; reckless driving to endanger; misdemeanor resisting a public officer; driving a motor vehicle with no registration; two counts of speeding; operating a vehicle with no insurance; fictional or altered title or registration card or tag; and driving while license revoked.

Lanier is accused of passing a Onslow County Sheriff’s deputy on Henderson Drive at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to officials. According to warrants, Lanier was near School Street at the time which is near Northwoods Elementary School and Happy Day Christian Child Care.

Officials say they attempted to stop Lanier but he allegedly fled initiating a HOT PURSUIT. During the chase, Lanier allegedly hit a traffic sign causing minor damage, but no one was injured.

Warrants say the chase ended near Jarman Street and Maple Street. Lanier allegedly got out of the cart to run on foot when the deputy tried to arrest him. During the foot chase, Lanier allegedly dropped or threw a CO2 gun, which is a gas-operated pellet type of gun, according to officials.

The deputy caught up to Lanier near 307 River St. and arrested him.

Lanier is also accused of driving with fake plates that were not registered in North Carolina while his license was revoked, according to warrants.

His bond totaled $9,000 and his first appearance in Onslow County district court was scheduled for Wednesday morning.

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