Deputies say woman tried turning herself in on non-existent warrant following chase


Pictured above: Tracy Brooks – Picture courtesy of the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office


On July 10, 2019, at approximately 10:00 a.m., Burke County Sheriff’s Office detectives observed a silver Acura speeding through a work zone. Reaching speeds of approximately 100 mph, deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop near mile marker 111 on I-40. The vehicle failed to stop for emergency lights and siren reaching speeds of 110 mph. The chase continued for approximately 7 miles and ending when the driver pulled into the Sheriff’s Office parking lot. The driver and owner of the vehicle, Tracy Nicole Brooks, advised deputies she was turning herself in on an outstanding warrant; however, a check did not reveal any outstanding warrants. Brooks was placed in custody and charged with 1 count (F) Flee/Elude arrest and placed in the Burke Catawba District Confinement Facility under a $10,000 secured bond.

Her vehicle was seized by the Sheriff’s Office pursuant to North Carolina’s Run and Your Done law.

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