Crime briefs Feb. 18
A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Lexington man.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a 2005 Honda Pilot for a violation on Feb. 11 at Hwy. 64 and Forest Hill Road in Lexington.
The driver Sakeam Lam, 31, of 179 Tall Oak Lane, was taken into custody, without incident, after deputies found cocaine. He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond with a court date of March 14.
A Lexington man faces charges after deputies received a call Feb. 10 of a larceny in progress at 395 Tilden Nursery Road.
At the scene, deputies arrested Garland Blake Hinson, 21, of 209 Ridge Mill Circle.
Deputies allege that Hinson was attempting to steal a metal trailer from the property. Garland was charged with misdemeanor attempted larceny and second degree trespassing. Garland was given a $1,500.00 secured bond with a court date of March 7.
A short chase at a speed of 86 mph ensued when a deputy attempted to stop a driver for DWI on Feb. 9.
According to a press release, the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic stop on a 2000 Ford F150 near the intersection of Frye Bridge Road and N.C. Hwy. 150 for suspicion of DWI.
After the three=mile chase, the driver of the Ford pulled into Reedy Creek Auto and Tire and was apprehended by deputies.
Jeffrey Charles Smith, 45, of 8071 Hampton Road, Clemmons, was arrested and charged with DWI, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony speeding to elude arrest, maintaining a vehicle, possession of drug paraphernalia, reckless driving, driving left of center, failure to use headlights, speeding 86 mph in a 45 mph zone, open container, and resisting arrest. He was given a $25,000 secured bond with a court date of March 13.