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Jeter Mountain Road man charged after high-speed chase

Henderson County sheriff’s deputies charged a 21-year-old Jeter Mountain Road man with two felonies and several other counts after a chase along Brevard Road that looped in and out of Transylvania County at speeds up to 75 mph.

Deputies were conducting an investigation after observing a vehicle related to a BOLO (Be on the Look-Out) in the Etowah community on Trailside Court. Deputies were attempting to locate Robert Edward Rogall who was wanted on previous felony charges.

Shortly after midnight Tuesday, while deputies spotted Rogall driving a blue 2005 Dodge Caravan. When they attempted a traffic stop, Rogall sped away on Brevard Road. The pursuit entered Transylvania County and assistance was provided by the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office and Brevard Police Department. The pursuit continued back into Henderson County on N.C. 280 reaching speeds up to 75mph. Stop sticks were deployed near Hyder’s BP station. Rogall continued to flee, turning on North Mills River Road, where he later rammed a gate on a private drive off Dave Whitaker Road in Mills River. With his vehicle disabled, Rogall fled on foot and was apprehended a very short time later. Two passengers in the van were detained and later released with no charges.

Rogall of 1762 Jeter Mountain Road, was charged with felony counts of fleeing to elude arrest and traffic violations including reckless driving, failure to stop, speeding and failure to wear a seat belt. He was also served with outstanding warrants that included failure to appear on a felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine charge and failure to appear on a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge. He was jailed under a $75,600 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
The sheriff's office thanked the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office, Brevard Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol for their collaboration and assistance.