A Flat Ridge resident has been arrested and charged with two felony counts of grand larceny, felony fail to stop for lights and siren and the theft of property from a motor vehicle.
According to a release from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office, on Feb. 12, at 7:10 p.m, deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the new Dollar General Store in Laurel Fork on Rt. 58 to take a stolen vehicle report.
Corporal Rocky Dalton responded to the store and was advised the victim had entered the store to shop and upon returning to the parking lot discovered her 1993 Chevy Suburban missing. Dalton put out an alert for other deputies to be on the lookout for the Suburban.
At 12:35 a.m. that evening, the Sheriff’s Office received a call of another stolen vehicle from the Kangaroo store located at exit 8 off of I-77 in Fancy Gap. Responding deputies discovered the stolen Suburban parked at the Kangaroo store and were met by a victim advising their 2014 Volkswagen Beetle had just been stolen from the parking lot. Deputy Eric Sain put out another alert for the most recently stolen vehicle. While Sain was getting the victim’s information, Deputy Miranda Honeycutt observed the stolen car traveling 52 South, turned on the car, caught up to it and initiated her emergency equipment.
According to the police report, the vehicle sped up, refused to stop and Honeycutt called dispatch to advise she was in pursuit. The pursuit continued onto Chances Creek Road, back by the Kangaroo store. The vehicle attempted to turn onto Stable Road, went a short distance and ran off the road into a field.
Deputies pursued the car into the field, the driver wrecked and jumped out of the car and ran into the woods. Deputies pursued the driver, utilizing Sgt. Cody Edwards and his canine partner, Tiesto. Catlin Joe Moncus, 32 of Flat Ridge Road in Cana was arrested and charged with two felony counts of grand larceny, felony fail to stop for lights and siren and the theft of property from a motor vehicle. Personal items from the Suburban were discovered in the Volkswagen. Moncus was transported to the New River Valley Regional Jail and is being held without bond.