Foot pursuit lasts for hours; Small arrested
A foot pursuit of several hours by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, ended in the arrest of Byron Scott Small, who was wanted in connection to the theft of utility trailers.
On Nov. 8, deputies located Small at the Citgo Gas station at 110111 Old Hwy. 52. Small fled on foot. A K-9 and a bloodhound tracked Small.
“Deputies displayed teamwork and diligence during this pursuit,” said Sheriff David Grice in a press release.
According to an earlier press release, seven utility trailers — all reported stolen — had been recovered by the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office. Three of the trailers were stolen in Davidson County, one in Thomasville, two in High Point and one in Winston-Salem.
At that time, deputies reported that one man has been charged and another remained at large.
According to a press release from the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office, officers on Oct. 10 received a report of a stolen utility trailer from 5251 Old Thomasville Road. A second utility trailer was reported stolen on Oct. 16 from 4726 Old Thomasville Road. A third utility trailer was reported stolen on Oct. 22 from 6127 Midway School Road.
With the help of a Crime Stoppers tip, the Breaking and Entering Task Force issued a warrant for Small.
On Nov. 1, several stolen trailers were found at 2920 Spangenberg Road in Winston-Salem
With assistance from the North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles, officers determined that five of the trailers in the possession of Robert Wayne Bolt had been reported stolen.
Two other stolen trailers were located at Turn 2 Tire and Automotive in Winston-Salem.
A stolen firearm was recovered from the residence of Bolt.
Bolt was arrested and charged with five counts of possession of stolen goods and one count of possession of a stolen firearm and given a $5,000 secured bond with a court date of Nov. 19.
Small faces three counts of felony larceny in Davidson County. In addition, he faces charges of driving while license revoked and possession of an open container.
Small was taken before the magistrate and given a $50,000 secured bond with a court date in Lexington District Court.