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Southern Pines fugitive captured after search

Posted February 2

Southern Pines police are searching for a man wanted on multiple drug and weapons charges, who they said fled following a crash Tuesday afternoon.
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— Southern Pines police arrested for a man wanted on multiple drug and weapons charges, who they said fled following a crash Tuesday afternoon.

Authorities said that Derrick Delmont Malloy, 33, of West Wisconsin Avenue, was driving northbound on N.C. Highway 73 at about 2:15 p.m. when he was distracted by a North Carolina State Highway Patrol officer and struck a tree while exiting the roadway.

Malloy then fled on foot, leaving behind a large amount of crack cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

After a search that lasted several hours, Malloy was taken into custody Tuesday night. Police had offered a $6,000 reward for information leading to his arrest.

Southern Pines police have an outstanding warrant for Malloy’s arrest on a charge of manufacturing, selling, delivering or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of the boundary of a child care center or school.

Authorities said there are ten additional outstanding warrants for Malloy in Moore County for failing to appear in court to answer for multiple previous drug and weapons charges.

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  • ecp1951 Feb 3, 2016

    another obama supporter headed to the big house! what a genius!

  • Janet Ghumri Feb 2, 2016
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    That is gonna be hard to live down in jail. Getting all chickened up by the PoPo, then crashes into a tree and he leaves his drugs and other assorted goodies behind when he makes a run for it. Yeah, it's not your average bedtime story, in the big house