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High-speed chase in Nash County leads to arrest, numerous charges

Posted October 8, 2020 7:18 p.m. EDT

Fermin Brian Adorno (Nash County Sheriff's Office photo)

— A high-speed chase Thursday morning resulted in an arrest of a Connecticut man for stealing a vehicle, drug and other charges.

A trooper with the N.C. Highway Patrol attempted to stop a BMW SUV on Interstate 95, near mile marker 150 just before 9:30 a.m. A deputy with the Nash County Sheriff's Office assumed the pursuit at the 147.5 mile marker. The chase lasted for around 19 miles, reaching speeds over 100 mph.

The chase ended at mile marker 127 after stop sticks were used to deflate the tires of the suspect's vehicle. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was quickly caught.

Fermin Brian Adorno of Hartford, Conn., was arrested after it was discovered the BMW was stolen in New Britain, Conn. Deputies said Adorno also had heroin and marijuana with him.

Adorno was charged with felony flee to elude, felony possession of a stolen vehicle, felony possession with intent to sell, manufacture, and distribute a schedule I controlled substance, possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving without a license. He was placed in the Nash County Jail under a $300,000.00 secured bond.

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