R’boro man charged in another chase

By Chris Berendt - [email protected]


GARLAND — A Roseboro man with a history of leading law enforcement on high-speed chases reportedly did so again Sunday and has now been charged in connection with the incident, during which he wrecked the car and fled before being found the next day hiding under his house, authorities said.

Jonathan Conlanges Boykin, 32, of 2072 Claudes Drag Road, Roseboro, was charged Monday with two counts of resisting public officer, injury to personal property, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, driving left of center, failing to stop for stop sign/flashing red light, speeding and driving while license revoked.

Boykin’s bond was set at $27,500 secured.

According to sheriff’s officials, a deputy assigned to the town of Garland spotted a vehicle driving in town that he knew was being operated by an individual who did not have a driver’s license. The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver failed to stop, a chase ensuing on Garland Airport Road. The driver eventually wrecked the vehicle and fled on foot, Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith noted Tuesday.

“The following day deputies went to the suspect’s residence on Claudes Drag and located him hiding underneath the home,” Smith stated. “The suspect had escaped through a trap door inside the residence and was found hiding under the house. Deputies removed the suspect and took him into custody.”

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Boykin has a slew of convictions from 2002-13 in Sampson, Bladen and Cumberland counties that includes various drug, assault and resisting public officer offenses.

He has multiple receiving stolen vehicle convictions and a string of driving while impaired, speeding to elude arrest and assault on an officer convictions, as well as those for reckless driving, failing to heed light and siren and driving while license revoked. He has previously been convicted for habitual impaired driving in both Sampson and Bladen counties, court records show.

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By Chris Berendt

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Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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