Smithfield Man Arrested At Home Following 100 MPH Chase

A Smithfield man is facing numerous charges following a weekend chase that reached speeds of 100 miles per hour.  Around 8:00pm Saturday, a Johnston County deputy attempted to stop a Ford F-150 pickup truck reportedly operated by Dylan Wayne Shirley.

Shirley had an outstanding warrant from Selma Police for misdemeanor larceny plus officers were attempting to serve a domestic violence protective order on the 24 year-old man.

Shirley allegedly failed to stop for the deputy on Brogden Road east of Smithfield and while fleeing in his truck reached speeds of 100 MPH before he stopped at Brogden Road and Grabtown Road and fled on foot into a wooded area.

A sheriff’s K-9 was brought to the scene but could not locate Shirley in the wooded area.

Officers went to Shirley’s home in the 3100 block of Grabtown Road and reportedly found him inside.  During his arrest, a small amount of suspected marijuana and drug paraphernalia was located.

Shirley was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and injury to personal property.  He was also served with the outstanding warrant and domestic violence protective order.

Deputies also seized his pickup.