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Two Men Arrested, Charged After Hendersonville Robbery, High Speed Chase

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Two men were apprehended after a robbery and high speed chase in Hendersonville. Photo: Dusten Robert Thomas-Yount Two men were apprehended after a robbery and high speed chase in Hendersonville. Photo: Dusten Robert Thomas-Yount
Two men were apprehended after a robbery and high speed chase in Hendersonville. Photo: Vernon Brown Two men were apprehended after a robbery and high speed chase in Hendersonville. Photo: Vernon Brown

Officers with the Hendersonville Police Department and Henderson County Sheriff's deputies apprehended two men accused of robbing two men in a parking lot and leading deputies on a high-speed chase.

According to Hendersonville Police Chief Herbert Blake, officers were dispatched to a report of an armed robbery at 118 Dana Road shortly before 2:30 a.m. Saturday. When officers arrived, the victims stated that two men approached them in a parking lot and asked for help with their car, which had broke down. The victims "jumped off" the men's car, but were then robbed at gunpoint and fled the scene in a .  

A short time later, sheriff's deputies spotted the vehicle on Spartanburg Highway and attempted to pull it over. The driver of the Explorer, Dusten Robert Thomas-Yount, 21, of Hendersonville, led the deputies on a chase that ended when the passenger in the vehicle, 27-year-old Vernon Uriah Brown, also of Hendersonville, jumped out and fled on foot. According to Blake, Yount attempted to ram the deputies vehicle and then jumped out of the Explorer and fled on foot.

While attempted to apprehend the suspects, Blake said that they received calls that one of the men was covered in mud and trying to get into a taxi at a nearby gas station on Spartanburg Highway. A short time later, one of the men was reported to have been in the area of Blasam Road and Spartanburg Highway knocking on doors asking to use the phone.

A K-9 deputy was called to track the suspects. Shortly thereafter, Yount and Brown were apprehended. Yount is being held at the Henderson County Detention Center on $131,000 bond, while Brown is also being held at the detention center on $120,000 bond.

 

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