Mt. Holly police search for driver after early morning pursuit

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. —

Mount Holly Police Department is investigating after a person reported being hit at the O’Reilly’s Auto Parts store on Beatty Drive.
 
Police said that while speaking to the victim, a person drove by in a 1988 Chevrolet S-10. The victim said the person driving the car was the attacker. Officers tried to stop the vehicle, but the driver failed to stop.
 
Mount Holly police said they chased the car up Margarette Avenue through a field at Catawba Heights  Elementary School, hitting and fence and heading back onto Ida Street.
 
Police said eventually the Chevrolet traveled onto northbound Interstate 85, turning around at the Lowell exit and heading southbound on I-85. Police said they ended the pursuit there. The Chevrolet was found empty later at exit 27. The Chevrolet was determined to be stolen.
 
Police said the suspect was identified and warrants are being obtained for felony speeding to elude arrest, larceny of a motor vehicle, damage to property, careless and reckless driving, and driving while license revoked.
 
Police have not released the name of the suspect.
 
The assault investigation is still on-going and charges are pending further review, according to officials.
 
The suspect in this case is also a person of interest in several other incidents currently under investigation, according to police.
 
Damage to the fence at the school was estimated at approximately $2,000 and damage to the vehicle was estimated to be approximately $1,000, police said.