Crime & Courts

Gang member arrested after colliding with Gaston County police car

A wanted gang member from Lincoln County was jailed on Monday after he smashed into a Gaston County Police car after officers went to arrest him.

Isaac Avery Brown, 20, was in the Gaston County Jail on Monday night after officers used “stop sticks” to deflate tires on his Honda Civic.

Isaac Avery Brown
Isaac Avery Brown Gaston County Jail

Police searched for Brown after he cut off his electronic monitoring ankle bracelet late last week as he awaited trial on charges of felony breaking and entering and felony obtaining property by false pretense. Police have not named the gang to which Brown belongs.

Police found Brown in a car at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. Brown hit the police car before pulling into oncoming traffic and getting hit by another car, according to Gaston County Police. In a news release late Monday, police did not identify the streets where the collisions happened.

Brown continued driving at a low speed until police caught up with him and arrested him. No one was injured during the incident, police said.

“Mr. Brown is a known gang member who was wanted on numerous outstanding charges,” the police statement said. He was jailed on $369,000 bail.

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak