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North Forsyth holiday weekend runaway caught
Matthew-Frix WEB
Matthew Frix. - photo by For the Forsyth County News

NORTH FORSYTH – A man was arrested last week after spending his Labor Day holiday weekend eluding deputies.

Matthew Frix, who was suspected of fleeing from a traffic stop Sept. 3, was detained by Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office deputies and taken to the Forsyth County Jail without bond.

He was charged with fleeing, attempting to elude, too fast for conditions and probation violation, according to Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

During a routine patrol of Matt Highway (Hwy. 369) and Doc Bramblett Road, a deputy reportedly observed the driver of a green Chevrolet Impala, which was travelling eastbound on Matt Hwy., making strange mannerisms, according to an incident report.

The deputy followed the car, which began to accelerate before turning onto John Burruss Road, where it crossed over a solid double yellow line and passed another vehicle.

The deputy then attempted to make a traffic stop, but the car “continued to accelerate to a speed well over 100 mph” before turning onto Mills Lane – an unpaved, non-county maintained road, the report said.

Ultimately, the deputy found the vehicle stopped at the end of the road with the driver’s door open and a woman in the driver’s seat.

She “began to tell [me] various names as to who was driving before finally confessing that Matthew Frix was driving,” the deputy said in the report.

A grey Georgia Bulldogs hat was also found lying on the ground about 50 feet from the car, in the direction Frix reportedly ran. Deputies attempted to track Frix with a police dog.

Further details about where and how Frix was located were not immediately available.