A Graham resident’s flight from justice recently came to a screeching halt when he got into a car crash with a group of DEA agents who were trying to bring him in on some outstanding felony charges.
Jeremy Trevon Townsend reportedly collided with two of the federal agency’s vehicles on Wednesday – allegedly injuring three of the agents who had been pursing him with the help of the local sheriff department.
According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, the sheriff’s own investigators ultimately took the 29-year-old black male into custody “without further incident.” Yet, his miscarried attempt to flee has resulted in two new felony charges for assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and assault on a government official with the infliction of serious injury.
In the meantime, searches of Townsend’s car and his home at 2613 Shallowford Court in Graham have reportedly produced enough evidence to justify several more criminal charges.
According to the sheriff’s office, Townsend was charged with the felony-level possession of a stolen firearm after a pilfered gun was found hidden inside his vehicle. He has also been booked on another felony-level charge for the possession of a Schedule II controlled substance after the sheriff’s office discovered some suspected fentanyl inside his home.
In addition to these felonies, Townsend faces misdemeanor violations for carrying an illegally concealed weapon, marijuana possession with the intent to sell or distribute the drug, and the possession of drug paraphernalia.
Townsend has been placed under a $150,000 bond since his arrest.