Man flees police, enters Asheboro house before arrest

ASHEBORO – An Asheboro man fled from a traffic stop and barricaded himself in his residence on West Presnell Street on Tuesday. Four elderly residents were also inside the home, Asheboro Police said.

The incident ended with the arrest of Michael Wilcox, 53.

The police report says police attempted to conduct a traffic stop late Tuesday morning, when the driver refused to stop, drove a short distance, exited his vehicle and entered a house. The residents were removed from the home and transported to a local senior facility, police said.

By mid-afternoon, the Asheboro Police Department’s SWAT team entered the residence and took the suspect into custody without incident.

Wilcox faces charges of resisting a public officer, driving without an operator’s license, failure to heed lights and siren, failure to stop at red light, expired registration plate and a probation violation. He was transported to Randolph County Jail.

By Randolph Record