Crime & Courts

Motorist reaches 100 mph before crashing in Monroe

A motorist reached 100 mph as he tried to elude Matthews police before crashing his vehicle in Monroe Wednesday morning, Matthews police Officer Tim Aycock said.

Buster Marshall, 42, was charged with speeding 100 mph in a 55-mph zone, felony speeding to elude arrest, assault by pointing a gun, possession of a firearm by a felon, and resisting, obstructing and delaying law officers.

The pursuit began about 8:40 a.m. after police responded to a call of a domestic incident in the 9900 block of Matthews Park Drive, Aycock said. The man suspected of being involved in the incident was in a vehicle and refused to stop for police, Aycock said.

Matthews police pursued the vehicle to Union County, where Union County sheriff’s investigators took over the pursuit. The vehicle crashed in the 2300 block of West Roosevelt Boulevard and Marshall, the driver, was arrested.

No injuries were reported.