ALEXANDERCOUNTY, N.C. -- A Hickory man is behind bars on a laundry list of charges after crashing his car while fleeing from deputies, authorities say.
Tuesday around noon, Alexander County Sheriff's Sergeant Jon Hayes noticed a 2013 Hyundai Elantra driving recklessly on Wayside Church Road.
The sergeant initiated lights and sirens, but says the vehicle refused to stop, leading to a police pursuit out of Alexander County and into Catawba County.
Authorities say 29-year-old Jonathan Wayne Willis, of Hickory, crashed his car into two other vehicles at Highway 321 and Old Lenoir Road in Hickory.
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Then, officials say, Willis attempted to flee on foot, but the sergeant and two civilian bystanders were able to apprehend Willis.
From inside Willis' vehicle, authorities say they seized a .9mm handgun, cocaine and pills.
Willis is charged with driving while license revoked, hit and run, DWI, flee or elude arrest, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine and trafficking in opium or heroin. He was booked in to the Alexander County Detention Center under an $88,500 bond.
The Sheriff's Office says more charges are pending.
Authorities say a second suspect fled the vehicle after the crash and was not apprehended.
The Alexander County Sheriff's Office is investigating.