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11/23/2020 1:13:00 PM
Stolen Vehicle Recovered Following Chase
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and the North Carolina Highway Patrol recovered a vehicle stolen on Friday from a residence in western Lincoln County.

Deputies were dispatched to 1998 Seagletown Road, Vale, NC reference a stolen vehicle. The owner told officers that Levi McCutcheon had stolen her 2012 Subaru after coming on the property without permission. Deputies could not locate the vehicle and entered it NCIC as stolen.

On Saturday, November 21, 2020 the victim called Lincoln County 9-1-1 and advised she was traveling behind her vehicle near West Express on Highway 27 West. While deputies were searching for the vehicle the NC Highway Patrol advised they had chased the vehicle and the car ran into a field near Howard’s Creek Fire Department. They were able to apprehend the driver after a brief foot chase.

Levi Otis McCutcheon, 22, of Swanson Road, Crouse, NC was charged with felony larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle by Sheriff’s deputies. The North Carolina Highway Patrol filed charges of no operator’s license, resisting a public officer, aggressive driving and speeding 120-mph in a 55-mph zone. He was also served with outstanding warrants for obtaining property by false pretenses and probation violation.

McCutcheon was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $30,000 secured bond.

Deputy W. Spurling, Sgt. A. Alvarado and State Trooper T. Neal were the investigating officers.

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