Burglary Suspect Flees From Police With 11 Month-Old In Car

A man wanted for breaking into the Harrison Senior Center in Selma last month has been arrested but not before leading police on a chase that ended when the suspect crashed.

Christopher Lee Pulley, 21, of Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Selma was identified after surveillance video was released of a burglar entering the Harrison Senior Center during the early morning hours of May 23rd and stealing a TV set mounted on the wall.

Police obtained warrants for his arrest.  Last Sunday, an officer spotted Pulley on Webb Street but he failed to pull over during a traffic stop. A chase ensued on Highway 39 North at speeds up to 80mph until Pulley lost control of the 2000 Honda he was driving. The car spun off Highway 39 in the driveway of Rayz Car Lot at the intersection of Old Beulah Road. his vehicle struck two metal carports causing about $500 in damage.

Pulley was not injured in the crash. After removing him from the vehicle, officers found an 11 month old child in the car. The infant was not harmed.

Pulley was arrested on the burglary warrant and also charged with a long list of traffic charges including speeding to elude arrest, reckless driving and child abuse for attempting to flee from police with the infant in the car.   While being taken to jail he spit on an officer resulting in an additional charge of felony malicious conduct by a prisoner.

After arriving at the Johnston County Jail, WTSB News has learned Pulley stated he wanted to die and placed his head in a toilet in an attempt to drown himself.

Selma Police said Pulley also broke into the Harrison Senior Center in December 2016 taking a TV set from another part of the building.

  • Beth Thomas

    It saddens me to read this.