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Suspect wanted for running from traffic stop now in custody, deputies say

Deputies said Richard Eugene Pennell ran from a traffic stop in the Ellendale community in Alexander County on Friday.

ALEXANDER COUNTY, N.C. — Deputies in Alexander County a man they say ran from a traffic stop on Friday is now in custody. 

The Alexander County Sheriff's Office announced that Richard Eugene Pennell ran from a vehicle on Mountain Ridge Church Road in the Ellendale community. 

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On Sunday, deputies said Pennell was in custody.

****** UPDATE ***** SUBJECT IS NOW IN CUSTODY ******* Alexander County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information...

Posted by Alexander County Sheriff's Office on Friday, September 16, 2022

WCNC Charlotte has reached out to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office for more information. 

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