WILSON’S MILLS – A 17 year-old juvenile is in custody after leading law enforcement officers on a high speed chase.
This morning (Monday), employees at a business on Sadisco Road near Clayton noticed several suspicious people. The suspects reportedly stole four high performance vehicles from the lot and sped away. The stolen vehicles included a Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger Hellcat, Chevrolet Camaro, and Chevrolet Corvette.
Johnston County deputies spotted the stolen Camaro eastbound on US 70. Officers attempted to stop the speeding vehicle but the driver refused to pull over.
At the intersection of US70 and Wilson’s Mills Road, in the construction zone, the juvenile driver lost control and slammed into a utility pole, causing the pole to snap, and pull down power lines across US 70.
The teen suspect jumped and ran behind the Family Dollar store. Following an extensive manhunt, the juvenile was caught in a field off Wilson’s Mills Road Extension. The 17 year-old suspect, from the Charlotte, NC area, was not injured in the crash. He will face multiple charges.
Authorities are working to locate the three other stolen vehicles.
The accident closed east and westbound lanes of US 70 while power lines and power poles were replaced. All the lanes are expected to reopen by 3:00pm.
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