A Winston-Salem man is jailed under several charges after allegedly running into the tow-truck driver who had repossessed his car, Iredell County authorities say.
Jason Derek Faulkner, 31, also is accused of crashing into another tow truck driver who had followed him and was in contact with police.
This is like something out of a TV show, said Capt. Rick Eades, of the Iredell County Sheriffs Office.
Deputies say it started when a driver for a repo company repossessed Faulkners car in Winston-Salem. Faulker had fallen behind on the payments, according to authorities.
Investigators say Faulkner followed the tow truck on Interstate 40 through Forsyth, Davie and Iredell counties, to the Statesville Auto Auction, off Interstate 77. There, according to deputies, Faulkner asked if he could retrieve some personal belongings from the repossessed car.
Witnesses say Faulkner then started the car and tried to drive away. The driver who had towed the car tried to stop the vehicle but was struck by the car as it pulled away.
The tow truck driver suffered a broken leg and other injuries, and was taken to Carolinas Medical Center.
Meanwhile, another tow truck driver began following Faulkner down I-77 and then east on I-40, deputies say. After following the car onto Glenway Drive in Statesville, the tow truck driver said Faulkner forced him off the road, causing another wreck.
Deputies say they eventually spotted Faulkner and took him into custody. He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, larceny of a motor vehicle, and aggressive driving. He was jailed in Iredell County under $200,000 bond.