Driver Leads Deputies On Chase Reaching 115 MPH

Deputies with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 23 year-old man and two passengers in his car following a high speed chase.  It started on Highway 301 South in Benson.

At 12:15am Saturday, a deputy attempted to stop a 2010 Dodge Charger for an equipment violation. The car turned into the parking lot of Carlie C’s IGA then accelerated northbound on Highway 301 reaching speeds of 101 miles per hour in the Benson city limits.

The chase continued onto Highway 242 North then onto Interstate 40 westbound at speeds up to 115 MPH.  At one point, deputies tried to deploy stop sticks on I-40 but the suspect swerved and avoided them.  As the fleeing suspect exited onto Highway 42, his car traveled into a ditch on the exit ramp. The driver and two passengers fled on foot but were quickly detained.

The driver, identified as Travion Darrell Ray of Wakefield Farm Road, Zebulon, was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving on a revoked license, driving without insurance, speeding, and reckless driving to endanger.  Ray was jailed under a $101,000 bond.

The two passengers, Kadarius Laron Peoples, 20, of River Road, Selma and Anthony Dawon Bryant, 19, of S. Moore Street, Clayton were charged with resisting a public officer. Their bonds were set at $5,000 each.

The Dodge Charger driven by Ray was impounded.  No injuries were reported.

Photos by John Payne