GOLDSBORO – A Princeton man was arrested and held on a $250,000 bond following a high speed chase. On January 20th around 10:00pm, officers with the Goldsboro Police Department Special Enforcement Unit and Gang Suppression Unit were conducting a narcotics enforcement operation in the area of Corporate Drive. Officers observed a narcotics violation and attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a Jeep Cherokee at Greenleaf Street and Gerald Lane.
The Jeep stopped briefly, but as officers approached the vehicle, the driver sped off at a high rate of speed. When the vehicle approached the intersection of Greenleaf Street and W. Grantham Street, the vehicle was unable to stop and ran through the intersection. The Jeep struck the railroad tracks causing it to overturn several times. The vehicle came to rest, upright, approximately 50 feet away.
The driver, Derric Dove, 31, of Capps Bridge Road, Princeton and passenger, Joshua Davis, 33, of S. Center Street, Mount Olive, were taken into custody without further incident. Narcotics, including heroin, cocaine, marijuana, and a handgun were seized from the vehicle.
Dove and Davis were taken before a Wayne County Magistrate and charged with trafficking cocaine, trafficking opium/heroin, misdemeanor marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. Dove was also charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest.
Dove was held on a $250,000 bond. Davis was held on $225,000 bail.