A teenage driver was arrested following a brief chase. Eighteen year-old Noah Jarrett King of Mt. Pleasant Road, Willow Spring is accused of trying to outrun a Johnston County deputy sheriff at times reaching speeds as high as 85 miles per hour.
On Sept. 23rd around 10:30pm, the deputy had stopped for a traffic light on Highway 50 at Old Drug Store Road. When the light turned green, the deputy reportedly witnesses a grey truck a few cars ahead of him began to accelerate quickly causing the rear tires to spin and the truck weave.
The deputy caught up with the speeding truck and attempted to pull over the driver but King allegedly refused to stop. The chase turned onto Mt. Pleasant Road. King finally stopped in the driveway of him home. Officers said he apologized for his actions.
King was charged with misdemeanor fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger and speeding. He was released on a $3,500 secured bond.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to correct the fleeing to elude arrest charge from a felony to a misdemeanor. An arrest report indicated the suspect was charged with a felony. However authorities said Sept. 29th it was in fact a misdemeanor.