MOORESVILLE, NC – On February 24, Mooresville Police Department received an automated license plate reader alert on a vehicle that was displaying a registration plate that had been entered as lost/stolen. Officers located the vehicle at Walgreen’s, 230 E. Plaza Drive.
As Officers were on foot and approaching the vehicle, the vehicle fled the parking lot. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle failed to stop, and a pursuit entailed. The pursuit began on Highway 150, then traveling south on I-77, and ending in Huntersville on Gilead Road.
The driver of the vehicle, Cody Robert Hammond, 27, of Huntersville was arrested for Felony Possession of Schedule I (Heroin), Felony Possession of Schedule II (Cocaine), Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official, Reckless Driving to Endanger, and Speeding to Elude. Hammond was taken to the Iredell County Detention Center, where Magistrate Thompson issued a $250,000 bond.