The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office announced today (Thursday) they would not be filing any charges against a Goldsboro man who awakened a number of homeowners last week outside of Princeton. However, Daniel Frank Correll, 27, is facing numerous charges for leading Wayne County deputies on a pursuit a short time later.
Shortly after 2am last Friday, December 30th, several residents near Princeton reported someone ran their door bell. When they went to investigate, the person had already fled.
One resident spotted the suspect and began following his car. The citizen dialed 911 and a Wayne County DWI Task Force Deputy happened to be near the Wayne-Johnston County line and quickly intercepted the vehicle on Buck Swamp Road
Correll reportedly refused to pull over for the officer and a chase ensued at speeds of 70mph in a 45mph zone near Pikeville. The chase continued through rural areas of northern Wayne County and then onto I-795 before deputies and Goldsboro Police were able to deploy stop sticks and deflate all four tires on Correll’s car.
Correll drove another half mile after his tires were flattened before finally stopping. He was charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bail was set at $7,500 at the Wayne County Jail.
Correll will not face any charges for the door bell ringing incidents in Johnston County.