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News murder suspect arrested following chase in North Carolina



RUTHERFORD COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – A man wanted for murder in Charlotte was arrested Thursday evening following a chase in Rutherford County.

According to the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office, multiple agencies were assisting in a multi-county vehicle pursuit involving a murder suspect, 35-year-old Matthew Scott Flores.

Deputies said the pursuit entered Rutherford County on U.S. Highway 64 and continued through Bostic and Ellenboro.

The pursuit ended by officers using a pursuit intervention technique. However, Flores got out of the vehicle and took off running.

Following a short foot chase, deputies arrested Flores. He was wanted in both North Carolina and Charlotte.

He has been charged with the following:
North Carolina
• parole violation
• fugitive
• felony speed to elude arrest
• second-degree murder
• possession of firearm by convicted felon
• discharge firearm in public
• violation of supervised pretrial release

Flores is currently being held in the Rutherford County Detention Center without bond for the Parole Violation and a total of $615,000 secured bond on the remaining North Carolina charges.

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