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Fleeing felon runs out of gas in stolen car after attempted traffic stop

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A Burlington man was arrested for fleeing at a traffic stop in what turned out to be a stolen car, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, and other charges.  He was caught after the stolen car he was driving ran out of gas.

The saga began on Thursday morning, when the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office Street Crimes Unit attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a silver Nissan 370Z at the intersection of Anthony Road and Industry Drive in Burlington at about 6:45 a.m. Instead, the driver of the Nissan failed to stop and fled at a high rate of speed.

A short distance later at the intersection of Tucker Street and Industry Drive, the suspect’s vehicle ran out of gas. The suspect, identified as Sentorious Johnson, coasted the vehicle into the parking lot of the Fabric Outlet on Tucker Street and fled on foot.

The driver was apprehended a short time later after a brief foot chase through a motel on Hanford Road near Maple Avenue.

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Arrested was Sentorious Denae Johnson, black, male, age 23, of 1514 Hanford Hills Road, Burlington.  Johnson was found to have a firearm in his possession with another firearm located in the vehicle. The vehicle registration was checked and had been reported stolen out of Graham earlier in the same week.

Sentorious Denae Johnson

Johnson was charged with: one count of felony flee to elude arrest; two counts of felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; one count of possession of a stolen vehicle; and one count of misdemeanor resist, delay, obstruct a public officer.

Johnson was transported to the Alamance County jail where he remains, according to a Sunday (March 19) release from the sheriff’s office. A secured bond has been set at $100,000.

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