Police ask public to avoid Peniel Rd. area during investigation
Published 3:40 pm Saturday, May 20, 2023
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.
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.