Traffic Stop Leads to Foot Chase, Discovery of Drugs

Henry Deyton and Alicia Mahoney are jailed.

BULADEAN, N. C. — A Western North Carolina pair are jailed after one man flees on foot from officers and drugs are found during a traffic stop.

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, Mitchell County Communications received a report that a person with outstanding warrants was entering Mitchell County across Iron Mountain from Tennessee. Deputies with the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office along with Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were in the area and attempted to locate the vehicle and the wanted person.

A traffic stop was conducted shortly after 6 p.m. on the vehicle, a black Honda Civic, on Pine Root Branch Road. During the traffic stop, the driver bailed out of the vehicle and fled on foot. Henry Deyton gave officers quite the foot chase, but was taken into law enforcement custody.

Henry Paul Deyton, age 31, of 23 Twilight Way, Burnsville, N. C.

Henry Paul Deyton, age 31, of 23 Twilight Way, Burnsville, was arrested and charged with Felony Possess Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, 2 Counts Misdemeanor Resisting Public Officer, and was issued multiple citations for traffic infractions. He is being held on a $40,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court on May 17, 2017. He was also arrested for outstanding Probation Violation warrants.

Alicia Rae Mahoney, age 29, of 658 Altapass Highway, Spruce Pine, N. C.

Alicia Rae Mahoney, age 29, of 658 Altapass Highway, Spruce Pine, was a passenger in the vehicle and was also arrested. She was charged with Felony Possess Methamphetamine, Misdemeanor Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Felony Harboring Escapee. She is being held on a $20,000.00 secure bond and is scheduled to appear in Mitchell County District Court on May 17, 2017.

Young’s Fuel Service was requested to respond to tow the vehicle.

R. Wiseman of the Mitchell County Sheriff’s Office and T. J. Dillinger of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol were the charging officers.

All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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