On Friday morning, May 7, at approximately 4:30 a.m., Officer Jimmy Eads of the Stokes County Sheriff’s Department was dispatched to Jackson Road in the Westfield community in reference to damaged mailboxes. While he was in the area, he received another call that someone was damaging mailboxes on Horseshoe Road in the Francisco community.
While in that area, Officer Eads came upon the suspect vehicle with six male subjects in the process of destroying a mailbox. When Officer Eads activated his blue lights, the suspects fled in the vehicle. After a chase of approximately five miles, the suspects jumped from the vehicle and fled on foot. Officer Eads was able to catch one suspect and assist him to the ground, while other officers responded to the area to look for the other suspects.