Biker leads deputies on chase


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LAURINBURG — Timonte Wykwon Purvis, 18, of Gibson, was arrested Tuesday after leading authorities on a brief chase on a dirt bike, according to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

Purvis was charged with breaking and entering, felony larceny, flee to elude arrest and resisting a public officer.

He is accused of taking a 1998 Suzuki dirt bike from the back of a truck in the Gibson area.

According to a report, a deputy got a call about a dirt bike on the roadway. The deputy attempted to stop the dirt bike, but the Purvis refused to stop and a chase ensued, the report said.

The report said Purvis eventually jumped off the bike and ran into the woods. A K-9 was able to track him and Purvis was captured a short time later.

Purvis was placed in the Scotland County Detention Center under a $37,500 secured bond.

The dirt bike was recovered and returned to the owner, according to the report.

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