North Carolina murder suspect captured near Morgantown after multi-state pursuit

MONONGALIA COUNTY, W.Va. — Deputies in Monongalia County arrested a North Carolina murder suspect after a multi-state chase Friday night.

Mac Recardo Lewis

In information released Monday, police said Mac Recardo Lewis, 38, was arrested after fleeing police in several states including West Virginia and Maryland.

According to a report from WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, Lewis is accused of the murder of his girlfriend, Gloria Peacock, 47, Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Police spotted Lewis’ vehicle in the area Friday. He was driving on Interstate 79 and Interstate 68 as he crisscrossed the area into into Preston and Monongalia counties and western Maryland.

Lewis’ vehicle was finally stopped in Monongalia County after police successfully deployed stop sticks.

Lewis was taken into custody by deputies from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department. Lewis was processed by the Maryland State Police.

West Virginia State Police troopers from Fairmont and Morgantown, Westover Police, Granville Police, Preston County Sheriff’s Department, Garret County Maryland Sheriff’s Department and Maryland State Police all assisted.

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