ROCKINGHAM — Police say a man with drugs led them on a car chase and gave a fake name to the officer who caught up with him.
Tebores Detrail Harris, 29, of Elizabeth Avenue in Rockingham, attempted to elude Rockingham police Cpl. E.T. Culbreth on East Broad Avenue last week after the officer tried to stop him for a traffic violation, according to magistrate’s orders.
Harris “was driving recklessly” and was behind the wheel while his license was revoked, the charging documents contend. Once stopped, Culbreth said Harris gave him a false name and birthdate.
The arrest followed a July 17 chase. Magistrate’s orders were filed at the Richmond County clerk of superior court’s office on Wednesday.
Culbreth found marijuana, two razor blades, a marijuana grinder, pipe and one hydrocodone pill, according to court documents.
Police seized the car Harris was driving, a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. The car’s owner filed a petition for its return, alleging that Harris had stolen it. He had not been charged with stealing the car as of Wednesday.
Harris was charged with a felony count of fleeing or eluding a public officer and misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Harris was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond.
Harris is also facing charges of possession of Schedule III and IV controlled substances and marijuana and cocaine in Guilford County, according to court records.
Court records also show a Tebores Detrail Harris with a different birthdate has a court appearance on traffic violations—including driving with a revoked license — on the same day.
N.C. Department of Safety records show a Tebores Detrail Harris, with the second birthdate, has an extensive criminal record, including multiple convictions of breaking and entering, larceny and assault on an officer or state employee in Guilford and Granville counties.
Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675.