17-year-old Stacie Reanne McGuire and 22-year-old Jyteonjay Antayvious Rippy, both of Lenoir, were arrested Tuesday (February 26) in Lincoln County on charges filed by Maiden Police. McGuire is charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and failure to stop for a steady red light. Rippy is charged with felony alter or remove a gun serial number and misdemeanor carrying a concealed gun.
The arrests came at the conclusion of a vehicle chase that began near Maiden at approximately 1 a.m. Tuesday. The pursuit ended in Lincoln County when Sheriff’s Deputies deployed stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a halt.
Officers were alerted to the vehicle chase that started near Highway 321 in Catawba County and was traveling south on Startown Road. The vehicle continued into Lincoln County and turned onto Clark Creek Road and headed toward Bethel Church Road. The stop sticks were deployed across both lanes of travel on Bethel Church Road and the suspect vehicle struck them with all four tires.
The driver traveled a short distance onto Buffalo Shoals Road but had to pull off on the shoulder of the road and stop because of damaged tires. Lincoln County Deputies assisted the Maiden Police officer with taking the driver and two other individuals in the car in custody.
Maiden Police found a large amount of counterfeit bills in the vehicle.In addition to the counts filed against McGuire and Rippy, a Newton man was charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.
McGuire and Rippy remained in the Catawba County Detention Facility as of earlier today (February 27), Rippy under $2,500 bond, McGuire under $1,000 bond. They were both scheduled to appear in District Court in Catawba County Tuesday. No additional court dates were listed. The Maiden Police Department is continuing to investigate the case.