Chase lands local man in jail

Published 9:14 am Thursday, December 21, 2023

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HOBBSVILLE – A local man is behind bars, held under a $155,000 cash bond, after he attempted to flee from Gates County deputies on Tuesday.

Gates County Sheriff Ray Campbell said his deputies responded to a domestic disturbance in the area of Muddy Cross Road and NC Highway 37, Hobbsville. There, deputies came in contact with a female victim that advised she had been assaulted and robbed by Allen Emigh.

Deputies located Emigh in the area of Joppa Road and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The pursuit continued through neighboring counties and concluded in the area of Sandy Road in Perquimans County, after Emigh exited his vehicle and fled on foot.

Emigh was taken into custody and charged with Felony Assault with a Deadly Weapon, two counts of Felony Flee to Elude, Felony Common Law Robbery, Assault on a Female, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, Injury to Personal Property, Reckless Driving to Endanger, Interfering with 911 Communication, and several other misdemeanors.

Emigh was transported and confined at the Albemarle District Jail.

“We like to express our most sincere appreciation to the Perquimans County Sheriff’s Office and the NC Wildlife Resources Commission for their assistance with this matter,” Campbell said on a post on the Gates County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.