A car chase that began in Avery ended in McDowell County last week. 

Multiple sources say a stolen truck was reported to the Avery Sheriff's Department early August 8th.

Officers located the truck and pursued it down Highway 221 assisted by McDowell County Sheriff’s Office and N.C. State Highway Patrol.

Spikes were used to disable the vehicle once the chase entered McDowell County, and onto Rockwell Drive, where the truck rammed through a closed gate and came to a stop.

Leland Wesley Penfield, 31, of Bigstone Lane, Newland, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, injury to real property, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia in McDowell County.

Penfield also faces charges in Avery County and from the Highway Patrol.

His bond was set at $45,000.