North Carolina man arrested in Henry County

North Carolina man arrested in Henry County
Devron Jacqua Dillard / HCSO

On June 2, 2024, at approximately 12:24 AM, the Eden Police Department in North Carolina notified the Henry County Sheriff’s Office that they were in pursuit of a wanted individual, Devron Jacqua Dillard age 30 of Ruffin NC, on Highway 87 heading toward Henry County, Virginia. Upon reaching the Virginia state line, Eden Police Department officers discontinued their pursuit.

The Eden Police Department had informed our deputies that Dillard was wanted and had illegal narcotics
in the vehicle. Deputies from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office observed the suspect vehicle, a 2005 Ford Explorer, traveling North on Morehead Ave. in Ridgeway at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

Henry County deputies attempted to initiate a traffic stop on Dillard, but he refused to stop and fled, accelerating to speeds over 100 mph on Morehead Avenue. Dillard reached the intersection of Morehead Avenue and Greensboro Road, where he attempted to turn and travel South on Greensboro Rd.

Due to Dillard’s reckless driving and the potential threat to public safety, a deputy with the Henry County
Sheriff’s Office executed a Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT) maneuver, causing Dillard’s vehicle
to lose control and come to a stop against the guardrail.

Dillard then broke the window of his vehicle and climbed out leading deputies on a short foot chase. He
was taken into custody without further incident. During his arrest, deputies discovered illegal narcotics,
including cocaine and crack cocaine, in his possession.

Dillard was charged with the following offenses by the Henry County Sheriff’s Office and was held
without bond: Felony eluding police, manufacturing, selling, giving distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or distribute a controlled substance, and fleeing a law enforcement officer.

Additionally, Dillard had eight outstanding warrants from the Danville Police Department, which were
served, and he was held without bond on those charges as well. Eden Police Department will also be
issuing charges against Dillard.

The Henry County Sheriff’s Office said they remain committed to ensuring the safety of the community and will continue to work diligently with neighboring jurisdictions to apprehend individuals who pose a threat to public safety.

Anyone having information pertaining to this incident is asked to contact the Henry County
Sheriff’s Office at (276) 638-8751 or the Crimestoppers Program at 63-CRIME (632-7463). The
Crimestoppers Program offers rewards up to $2500.00 for information related to crime. The nature of the crime and the substance of the information determine the amount of reward paid.