Man leads deputies on pursuit, hits patrol car

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced in a news release the arrest of a West End man after deputies responded to a report of suspicious activity.

During the overnight hours of May 22, deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office responded to suspicious activity in Seven Lakes North.

While deputies were investigating the suspicious activity, a vehicle was observed leaving the area at a high rate of speed. Deputies attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver continued to flee.

After a brief vehicle pursuit, the driver intentionally collided with a sheriff’s patrol vehicle. The crash ended the pursuit and resulted in the apprehending of the suspect without further incident. Searching the suspect’s vehicle resulted in a seizure of psilocybin mushrooms and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies arrested 28-year-old Avery Ebert on charges of felony flee to elude arrest, felony assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, felony possession with intent to sell/manufacture/deliver a schedule I controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, injury to personal property, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, speeding, reckless driving to endanger, resisting public officer, and fail to stop at a stop sign.

Ebert is currently held in the Moore County Detention Center under a $175,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in the Moore County district court on June 14. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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