Following a police chase through three counties in North Carolina on Thursday night, a murder suspect from Florida was apprehended. Matthew Scott Flores is allegedly wanted for at least one homicide in Hardee County, Florida, according to the Rutherford County Sheriff. Flores was taken to the hospital following a collision when the chase stopped on Main Street and Hollis Road in Ellenboro.
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Just before six o’clock on Thursday, the North Carolina Highway Patrol and U.S. marshals began pursuing Flores. Before Rutherford County deputies joined, it traveled more than 50 miles across McDowell and Burke counties. Flores’ Hyundai Stinger was totaled because the Highway Patrol was compelled to employ stop sticks and perform a PIT maneuver.
Flores leaped out and fled, but troopers pursued him and arrested him. Flores complained that he was harmed, so they took him to Rutherford Regional Health System, according to sheriff Aaron Ellenburg (Facebook). Ellenburg claimed that the chase was difficult and hazardous.
“But this is one situation where you have to keep going,” the sheriff said. “You’ve got something of this caliber and our citizens could be at risk with this type of suspect in the county. We have to take all risks and do what’s necessary to take the suspect into custody.”
Breaking Rutherford Co- sheriff deputies say a murder suspect out of Florida has just been arrested after a more the 50-mile chase through three counties. Watch channel 9 for updates on this developing story. pic.twitter.com/QEWQikwRQL
— Dave Faherty (@FahertyWSOC9) February 3, 2023
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According to Ellenburg, a hearing to decide whether Flores will refuse extradition back to Florida is scheduled for Friday morning at the Rutherford County Courthouse. As part of their inquiry, Florida investigators are traveling to North Carolina and are expected to arrive sometime on Friday. On Thursday night, according to the sheriff of Rutherford County, Flores will be led from the hospital and taken to jail.
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