Men stopped for speeding over 100 mph

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 04:09 PM

Stallings police arrested two men for racing and driving more than 100 mph the night of July 7.

Dustin Lane Rape and Jeffery Darrel Crowder, Jr. were both charged with speed competition, speeding 111 mph in a 55 mph zone and reckless driving to endanger after being stopped on U.S. 74.

Rape, 27, of 2708 Corinth Church Road, Monroe, was driving a red 2006 Suzuki at the time while Crowder, 26, of 2011 Union Street, Monroe, was driving a black 2006 Suzuki, according to Stallings Police Department arrest reports.

According to the arrest reports, both men were arrested around 11:30 p.m.

“An officer doing regular patrol spotted them,” Chief M. E. Plyler of the Stallings Police Department, said.

The officer clocked Rape and Crowder going at 111 mph. in the city limits of Stallings and pulled them over at a gas station a little further down U.S. 74, Plyler said.

According to the arrest reports, the Stallings officer clocked both men driving at 111 mph in a 55 mph zone. After Rape and Crowder were pulled over they told the officer that they didn’t realize they were going that fast and that the speed competition had not been prearranged.

Rape and Crowder both had pending charges for speeding and reckless driving and were arrested and taken to the Union County Jail. Both men were placed under a $1,000 bond and given an Aug. 26 court date, according to the arrest reports.