A Clyde man led deputies and Police Officers on a vehicle chase early Friday morning, ending in more than a dozen charges to include child abuse. Early Friday morning, Jackson County Deputies attempted a vehicle stop in the area of US highway 74 approaching exit 83 traveling east for no rear lamps. After observing the vehicle increasing speed, JCSO Deputies began a vehicle pursuit. JCSO Deputies also observed unknown materials being thrown out of the window. Haywood County Deputies were notified that a vehicle chase was entering Haywood County on 23/74 in the Balsam area. This pursuit continued through Haywood County, eventually ending near the Canton city limits after stop sticks were used. After approaching the vehicle and removing the occupants from the vehicle (four adults) deputies found a small child in the back seat and immediately notified Haywood County Department of Social Services. The driver, William Brian Henry, 37, of Clyde (who was wanted out of Cherokee County for a probation violation) was charged by Haywood and Jackson County Deputies with misdemeanor child abuse, felony possession of methamphetamine, various vehicle offenses, multiple felony flee to elude arrest charges and was given a $40,000 secured bond at the Haywood County Detention Center.
Post source : Jackson County Sheriff's Office