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Rockingham man accused of shooting vehicle in Ellerbe, leading deputies on chase

ELLERBE — A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly shooting a vehicle and leading deputies in a pursuit.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, patrol deputies were dispatched April 12 to a home on Pamela Lane in Ellerbe where the caller said their vehicle had been shot while in the yard.

One of the deputies on the way reportedly saw a vehicle matching the description of the one given by the caller and attempted to stop it near the intersection of Greenlake and McIntyre roads — but when the blue lights came on, the driver of the suspect vehicle reportedly took off.

The driver, 31-year-old Tony Marquis Michael Jordan, allegedly briefly stopped and threw a gun out the window before speeding off again. The pursuing deputy reportedly radioed in the location and witnesses were standing by the spot of the gun dump when another deputy arrived.

Jordan eventually ran over stop sticks that had been set up by deputies on U.S. 1, according to the sheriff’s office.

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However, after the tires deflated, Jordan allegedly jumped out of his vehicle and ran, with deputies finding him in a nearby wooded area.

Jordan was arrested and charged with one felony count each of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen firearm, as well as one misdemeanor count each of injury to personal property, possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.

He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond, but appears to have since been released on bail.

Jordan is scheduled to appear in court April 27 and related traffic citations, including reckless driving. Court records show Jordan is also charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, but appears to have no prior convictions in North Carolina or nearby counties in South Carolina.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.