Two County Chase Ends With Arrest Of Wanted Person

BENSON – A wanted person was apprehended after he reportedly led Johnston County deputies on a two county pursuit. On February 3rd around 12:57am, a deputy sheriff was traveling on Highway 210 near McGee’s Crossroads and got behind a Chevrolet Malibu. A routine check on the license plate revealed it was registered to a Ford Mustang.

The officer stopped the driver for the registration violation. As the deputy approached the car he noticed the driver acting nervous. Within seconds, the suspect reportedly sped away from the traffic stop, reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour as he tried to elude arrest.

The chase turned from Highway 210 onto Old Fairground Road and eventually the pursuit entered Harnett County.

After a short distance inside Harnett County, the suspect stopped his car and ran into a wooded area. The suspect refused verbal commands to stop running. A deputy deployed his taser but it was not effective. The taser was deployed a second time and it was effective at stopping the foot pursuit.

Dustin Lee Herring, of Massengill Pond Road, Angier was wanted at the time of the chase on seven outstanding warrants including felony probation violation, violation of a domestic violence protective order, assault on a female, and assault by pointing a gun.

Herring was also charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, reckless driving to endanger, speeding, failure to stop for a red light, fictitious registration, driving on a revoked license, and giving fictitious information to an officer. The 25 year-old man was held under a $201,000 secured bond at the Johnston County Jail.


  1. Why do we keep giving repeat felons eluding arrest the option to bond out? Lock them up and make them feel some pain in not getting their drugs for a while! Our criminal justice system needs some work!

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