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A Roanoke Rapids man faces numerous charges that began with a domestic disturbance call at a Bolling Road business Thursday morning.

Deputy D. Bybee of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office responded to the business around 10:15 a.m. and learned that Sakwon Artavas Bowser, 28, had reportedly assaulted his ex-girlfriend and attempted to forcefully remove a necklace she was wearing.

Captain Scott Hall said he left the area prior to law enforcement arriving.

Warrants were obtained on Bowser for attempted common law robbery, domestic violence assault, and assault on a female. He also had several pending warrants for his arrest.

Around 3:30 p.m. Bybee attempted to stop a vehicle that Bowser was driving near Chockoyotte Park. 

Bowser refused to stop and a vehicle chase was initiated. 

Bowser passed vehicles in a no passing zone and reached speeds of approximately 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. He drove through several yards before ditching the vehicle and fleeing.

He was apprehended a short time later while hiding inside a residence. 

During the foot pursuit Bowser discarded a backpack which contained a handgun, more than 3 ounces of marijuana, several hundred dollars in cash, and packaging material. 

He was arrested and charged with felony flee to elude with a motor vehicle, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of a firearm by a felon, driving while license revoked, and resist, obstruct, or delay a law enforcement officer. 

He was also served with warrants from the domestic assault as well as numerous warrants that he had outstanding.

He received a $100,000 secured bond and June 27 district court date.