On December 3, 2022, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the area of Uwharrie Rd and Lois Lane, Archdale. However, the driver accelerated and a vehicle pursuit ensued. The driver continued to Prospect Road where he crashed into the median of the roadway, but continued to accelerate in speed. The pursuit proceeded onto Turnpike Rd., crossing the roadway, jumping a ditch and coming to a stop on the other side. The driver, later identified as Scotty Eugene Youngblood, exited through the driver's door and fled on foot. The deputy exited his patrol vehicle, cleared the suspect vehicle and then called for a nearby K9 unit to respond. K9 Taz successfully tracked Youngblood resulting in his apprehension. He was placed under arrest and transported to the Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for charges of felony flee to elude, no liability insurance, driving while license revoked, driving left of center, and failing to yield to a stop sign. He was issued aa $25,000 secured bond and a first appearance was set for December 5, 2022, in Randolph County District Court.
Scotty Eugene Youngblood