Highway Patrol: Laurinburg man crashes trying to flee bondsman


by Maria D. Grandy - [email protected]



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LAURINBURG —Four people were injured in a car accident, including a 9-year-old student, when a Laurinburg man tried to flee a bail bondsman on Saturday, according to the state Highway Patrol.

North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper Justin Sewell said a bail bondsman was attempting to serve Shacren McNair when a chase began.

McNair was driving a 1996 Ford Explorer erratically at high speeds with two passengers, Brock Rush, a front-seat passenger and a child in the back seat, Sewell said.

While traveling down U.S. 501 South, headed toward Rowland, McNair crossed left of the center line and collided with a head on with a 2006 GMC pickup truck, Sewell said.

There were two people in the truck, William Caldwell, the driver and passenger Joyce Williams, both of Aiken, South Carolina.

The minor in McNair’s vehicle was airlifted to Florence Regional Medical Center Children’s Hospital with serious injuries.

Rush was also airlifted, but was taken to UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill. Sewell was unsure of the extent of his injuries.

Caldwell sustained minor injuries, while Williams has a broken leg and broken ankle. McNair, according to Sewell, had minor cuts but no serious injuries.

No troopers were involved in the chase. Troopers were called to the accident at 8:10 p.m.

“It didn’t last very long because it started on South Caledonia Road. The speeds are still being determined, but it was above the speed limit. He was driving erratic,” said Sewell.

Sewell said the warrants that were being served were out of Moore County, so Scotland County Detention Center housed McNair overnight and Moore County law enforcement picked him up on Sunday.

McNair is charged with driving while license revoked by Highway Patrol at this time. Additional charges may be filed after the investigation is completed.

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by Maria D. Grandy

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