By Jesse Wood
The Watauga County Sheriff’s Office arrested Steve Sisk, 38, and Stephanie Burnett, 35, on Wednesday for possessing counterfeit money and driving off without paying for gas at the Speedway on N.C. 105 in Boone.
Sisk and Burnett are both from Greenville, S.C.
In the late afternoon, the Boone Police Department issued a “be-on-the-lookout” alert as the vehicle Sisk was driving headed south on N.C. 105 towards Avery County.
A deputy eventually pulled the vehicle over on Broadstone Road, and Sisk immediately fled the vehicle on foot, according to a deputy’s shift report. Sisk was apprehended after a short foot chase.
Both were taken into custody under a $75,000 bond and charged with five counts of possessing counterfeit currency, larceny of motor fuel, attempting to pass off the counterfeit currency and felony conspiracy.