Handcuffed Meth Suspect Runs From Deputy

The driver of a car detained on drug charges reportedly fled on foot before he was recaptured a short distance away.

Johnston County deputies responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked beside Glen Road off Highway 42 near I-40 around 12:30am Monday.  Officers found the vehicle and the driver unconscious behind the wheel.

The driver, Bryant Kentrell Curtis, 27, of Raleigh was eventually awakened by the officers. As Curtis stepped out of his car, a small bag containing white powder allegedly fell to the ground. Curtis attempted to stomp on the bag then attempted to pick it up.

Deputies handcuffed Curtis and placed him in a patrol car.

The white powder field tested positive for suspected methamphetamines.

Curtis reportedly jumped from the passenger seat of the patrol car and fled across a parking lot before he was recaptured.  While jumping from the patrol car he also damaged the officers laptop computer.

Curtis was charged with possession of methamphetamines,  resisting a public officer and injury to personal property.  He was confined in the Johnston County Jail under a $50,000 bond.