3 Year-Old Injured When Mom Crashes Car Fleeing From Police

A 24 year-old woman is facing a long list of charges after she fled from Selma Police at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. Police said the Monday afternoon pursuit started near Downtown Selma.

Detective Sgt. J. Bass said a man began chasing two females in a car through town claiming they had just stolen his money.  The man saw Police Chief W.M. Thomas and alerted him to the incident.  Chief Thomas radioed other officers who got behind the car and attempted to pull it over.

The vehicle failed to stop and turned onto Highway 96 North reaching speeds of 100mph.  The chase ended near the intersection of Old Beulah Road when the driver ran off the roadway into a ditch and wrecked.

The driver, Kymisha Lashon Terry, who has addresses in Garner and Middlesex, was immediately taken into custody.  Police were surprised to find Terry’s 3 year-old child riding in the vehicle. The child and an adult female passenger were injured in the crash.  Both were transported to the hospital where they were treated for minor injuries and released.

Sgt. Bass said Terry was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, felony child abuse, speeding, reckless driving, driving on a revoked license, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance (suboxone).

Police are still investigating the alleged money theft that started the chase.

Terry was booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.


Photos by John Payne