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Authorities: Woman hit Pitt deputy with car

Posted April 17

Eleanor Lee Gibbs

— A woman wanted on prescription fraud hit a Pitt County deputy with her car Monday morning as he tried to arrest her, authorities said.

Detective Gentry Pinner of the Pitt County Sheriff's Office was trying to serve an outstanding warrant on Eleanor Lee Gibbs, 34, at 2470 Emerald Place at about 8:15 a.m. when she made a run for her car, authorities said. Pinner yelled at her to stop, but she hopped in the car, put it in reverse, hit Pinner and then drove off, authorities said.

Pinner received minor injuries and was able to continue his normal duties, authorities said.

Gibbs was wanted on a January charge of forging prescriptions, and she now also faces a charge of assault with a deadly weapon against a government official.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 252-758-7777.


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  • Rick Fetter Apr 17, 8:50 p.m.
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    Getting busted on drug charges is one thing but now she will be facing assault with a deadly weapon charges also.

  • Thomas Williams Apr 17, 7:55 p.m.
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    If the officer had fired at her he would have been put on admin leave, and may have lost a job.