Driver Charged With Assaulting Passenger, Refusing To Pull Over

A short chase from Johnston into Wayne County Saturday afternoon led to the arrest of a Morehead City woman.

Kayla-Renee-Rudd-FIMotorists in eastern Johnston County began calling 911 after seeing a couple in a vehicle traveling on US 70 fighting.  A sheriff’s deputy located the vehicle on US70 near Princeton and attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver failed to pull over, according to Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell.

The chase entered Wayne County, where the female driver did a u-turn and eventually came to stop in the westbound lanes.

Kayla Renee Rudd, 20, was charged with failure to stop for a light or siren and domestic assault and battery. The 24 year-old male victim, identified as her husband, sustained a minor facial injury.  Authorities said Mrs. Rudd did not show any signs of injury.