Police ask public to avoid Peniel Rd. area during investigation 

Published 3:40 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023

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Officials involved in vehicle pursuit in area


POLK COUNTY–On Saturday, around 2:30 p.m., Polk County Sheriff’s Office announced on social media that residents should avoid the Peniel Rd. area in the vicinity of Peniel Baptist Church.

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Officials say that North Carolina Highway Patrol has been involved in a vehicle pursuit in the area. There is a large police presence in the vicinity as they conduct the investigation.

A resident living near the area who asked to remain anonymous told the Bulletin that a low-flying helicopter could be heard around 3 p.m., and that sirens and “revving engines” were heard during the 2 o’clock hour.

Officials add that there is no danger to the public at this time.

This is a developing story. The Tryon Daily Bulletin will share more details when they are available.