Man facing 22 charges after fleeing traffic stop

A 43-year-old West End man is facing 22 charges after fleeing from a traffic stop in West End, according to a statement by Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields.

Michael Ryner was pulled over by deputies in the 100 block of Pine Hill Road on Sept. 22.

“During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, and deputies pursued the vehicle,” said Fields. “Deputies were able to get the vehicle stopped in the 6000 block of U.S. Highway 15/501 in Carthage. During the traffic stop, Deputies located heroin, cocaine, oxycodone, marijuana, items of drug paraphernalia, and $2,284.86 in currency.”

Ryner was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

He was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by transport, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony possession of cocaine, two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, open container, driving while license revoked, reckless driving, speeding, driving left of center, failure to stop at stop sign/light, and flee to elude arrest with motor vehicle.

The suspect is due in court on Oct. 14 and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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