2 charged after chase in Henderson Co.

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HENDERSON COUNTY, NC (WSPA) – Henderson County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man and a woman after a chase in the county on Wednesday.

According to a sherif’s office news release,  deputies tried to stop a U-Haul truck on NC-280 near the Transylvania and Henderson county line around 9 p.m. Tuesday.

The U-Haul initially pulled to the right shoulder of the road, but the driver refused the deputies commands and drove away towards Mills River.

Deputies were able to identify Cameron Sellers, 25, of Hendersonville, as the driver of the U-Haul. 

Sellers was wanted for his connection to an armed robbery that happened over the weekend in Hendersonville.

A woman was in the U-Haul with Sellers and was identified as Whitney Jean Hollifield, 25, of Hendersonville.

Deputies pursued the U-Haul, which was said to be going in excess of 70 miles an hour. Shots were fired at the deputies as they passed Haywood Road, but no deputies or vehicles were hit by the gunfire.

The chase then continued onto Interstate 26 and then turned eastbound on I-26 to Exit 49.

The vehicle then exited onto Four Seasons Boulevard and drove the wrong way into oncoming traffic until it reached Dana Road.

The chase continued onto Dana Road to Cartwheel Lane, where the suspect then drove into an apple orchard.

The vehicle then became stuck and deputies attempted to get both suspects out of the vehicle to surrender, but they refused. 

Deputies then used a TASER on both Sellers and Hollifield.

They were arrested and taken to Pardee Hospital, where they were cleared for warrant service at the Henderson County Jail.

Sellers was charged with resisting an officer, conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon, failure to appear on possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to appear on possession of marijuana, failure to appear on possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of a firearm by felon, three counts of assault on a governmental official, resisting a public officer/aggressive driving and driving while licensed revoked, not impaired.

Hollifield was charged with two counts of resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Sellers remains in the Henderson County Jail on a $316,400 bond.

Hollifield also remains in jail on $51,200 bond.

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