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Man injured fleeing from Fayetteville police

Posted January 4, 2011 12:40 p.m. EST

— A man led Fayetteville police in a high-speed chase Monday evening, injuring himself and damaging vehicles and mailboxes near the intersection of Blanton Road and Pamalee Drive.

Officers spotted Brandon Stellone, 27, of Wiltshire Road, running from the Family Dollar at 3421 Murchison Road. When he sped out of the parking lot, officers followed. 

Stellone was captured about a mile away outside the Walmart Supercenter at 1550 Skibo Road.

Police were unable to determine if Stellone committed a crime at the Family Dollar, but they charged him with fleeing to elude, failure to stop for lights and sirens and careless and reckless driving. His criminal record shows a history of breaking and entering and robbery convictions, police said.

Stellone was treated in the emergency department at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center for injuries sustained as he tried to flee. He was being held Tuesday in the Cumberland County Jail on $10,000 bond.

Police said they expected to file more charges for the vehicles Stellone hit in the chase.