Conover Man Suspected of Robbing Several Area Banks Dies in High Speed Chase

Thomas Lester Ketelsen, 60, of Conover, who was suspected of robbing several banks, including one in Catawba County and one in Rowan County, was killed in a crash in Nash County following a police chase. Deputies said Ketelsen died after a “forced stop.” The incident happened just after 10:30 p.m. on Friday. Two deputies rendered first aid and CPR, according to the sheriff, but their efforts were unsuccessful.

Author: Mike Jackson