CERRO GORDO, N.C. (WECT) – A Columbus County man has been arrested after a six-hour search that began after he allegedly broke into a home in Columbus County.
Daniel Graham Hayes, 31, is accused of breaking into a home on Blackwell Street in Cerro Gordo. According to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office, Hayes fled by vehicle into a corn field when deputies arrived. When his vehicle got stuck in the field, Hayes fled on foot.
The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office announced at 9:52 p.m. Monday that Hayes had been located, captured and arrested.
Hayes is being charged with fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer, breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, injury to property, and multiple counts of possession of methamphetamine. He currently is being held at the Columbus County Detention Center under a nearly $30,000 bond.
K-9 and man-tracking units were on the scene. Officials told residents in the Dolph Lewis, Blackwell Road, and Cedar Grove areas to be on the look out for Hayes.
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