A Wilson man who led law enforcement officers on a two county high speed chase that ended near Kenly is being held on multiple charges. Around 6:15pm Wednesday, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office was working a joint interdiction operation with other local law enforcement agencies on Interstate 95 near the 133 mile marker.
A Nash County deputy attempted to stop a silver Chevrolet Malibu for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop and fled at a high rate of speed southbound on I-95.
The pursuit reached speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour as the suspect drove erratically passing vehicles on the shoulder of the interstate. As the high speed chase entered Johnston County, Kenly Police attempted to deploy stop sticks to deflate the suspect’s tires. The suspect tried to avoid the stop sticks by driving onto the shoulder at a high rate of speed. The driver lost control and struck the side of a tractor trailer near the 106 mile marker. The Malibu crashed and came to rest in the roadway.
The driver jumped and ran to a nearby hotel. Additional officers arrived at the scene and set up a perimeter around the hotel. The suspect was found hiding in one of the hotel rooms. He was taken into custody without further incident.
Authorities said they found a book bag containing narcotics and a loaded .357 revolver. The narcotics included 143 grams of crack cocaine, 78 grams of Fentanyl, and 269 grams of marijuana. Major Eddie Moore with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said the narcotics had a potential street value of $25,100.
Nazeer Dijon Vick, 29, of Wilson was transported to Wilson Medical Center for evaluation of any injuries he may have sustained in the wreck. After being checked out at the hospital he was transported to the Nash County Detention Center and held on a $1,020,000 bond. Vick’s charges include trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA, felony fleeing to elude arrest and possession of a firearm by a felon.