Driver in high-speed chase accused of throwing hammers and other items at pursuing officers
A high-speed chase Monday morning ended in a crash in Pitt County and the search continues for the driver who threw hammers and other items at officers during the pursuit.
Grifton Police officials said officers went to a home on Dawson Road at around 11 a.m. after someone there made a call that another person was ‘communicating threats.’
One of the people was in his car in the driveway when they pulled up, and investigators said he sped off and started throwing out items from inside the car, including at least two hammers, electronic equipment, clothing, bottles and blankets.
The suspect is also accused of repeatedly slamming on his brakes, trying to cause the pursuing officers to crash.
The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office and the Highway Patrol helped with the chase, which ended just outside of Winterville when an officer performed a pit maneuver, forcing the car off the road.
The man was last seen running into the nearby woods.