10/25/22 Yadkinville, NC – Man In Handcuffs Steals Yadkinville Patrol Car – Police Pursuit – Patrol Car Drove Off The Road – Attempts To Run – Captured

October 25, 2022


A man was charged after police said he stole a patrol vehicle while under arrest.

Police said the man, Rodney Burns, 43, of Yadkinville, was in the middle of being arrested when he was able to remove his seatbelt. He then moved his handcuffs from behind his back before Yadkinville police said he stole their vehicle. This resulted in a police pursuit. Police said Burns drove the car off the road and attempted to run away. The Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office helped in the vehicle pursuit and chase to arrest Burns once again.

He’s charged with the following:

  • Larceny of a motor vehicle
  • Flee to elude in a motor vehicle
  • Fail to heed lights/siren
  • Injury to personal property
  • Driving while license revoked
  • Reckless driving to endanger

Burns was placed in the Yadkin County Detention Center on a $125,000 secured bond. Additional charges are pending against Burns.