Suspect In 100+ MPH Chase Apprehended

CLAYTON – A man wanted on outstanding warrants in Wake County was arrested following a high speed chase with law enforcement officers. It started around 6:50pm Saturday, April 2nd when a deputy got behind a Honda Accord near the intersection of Cleveland Road and Josephine Road.

The officer ran the license plate number and determined there was no insurance on the vehicle. Also, the operator was not wearing a seat belt. The deputy turned on his blue lights and stopped the vehicle. As the officer approached the driver’s side window of the Honda, the driver sped away.

Deputies pursued the vehicle on Josephine Road reportedly reaching speeds of 106 mph in a 45 mph zone. The pursuit continued on several secondary roads before traveling onto Interstate 40, US 70 and NC 42. The suspect also managed to avoid stop sticks deployed by other officers.

As the suspect sped through the Speedway convenience store parking lot on NC 42 near I-40, he lost control and hit an embankment. He fled on foot but was captured while trying to hide behind parked vehicles.

Jason Earl Anthony, age 44, of Wake Forest was charged with several offenses including felony fleeing to elude arrest, speeding, driving left of center, resisting a public officer, and a registration violation.

Anthony was wanted on three failure to appear warrants in Wake County. Two were for misdemeanor larceny. One was for felony larceny of a motor vehicle.

Anthony was held on a $100,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail on the charges stemming from the pursuit. He was given an additional $7,000 bond on the failure to appear warrants.

The Honda Accord was seized.

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