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Cruiser Struck During Chase

Posted July 23, 2007

— A Harnett County deputy's car was struck and damaged during a three-county chase Monday, authorities said.

The chase began at about 11:30 a.m. in southern Lee County, went into Moore County and back through Lee County before it ended in Harnett County, authorities said. The driver being pursued finally crashed at Cameron Hill Road near N.C. Highway 24 at the Lee-Harnett county line, authorities said.

Lee County narcotics officers were investigating a black Chevrolet Blazer and tried to pull it over before the chase, which reached speeds of 100 mph.

The driver of the Blazer, Teresa Ancyline Stevens, 39, was taken to Carolina Central Hospital, where she was being treated Monday afternoon.

When she is released from the hospital, she will be arrested by Lee County sheriff's deputies. She is charged with felony speeding to elude arrest, driving with a revoked license, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The Harnett County deputy was not injured.


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  • bicigoa Jul 23, 2007

    Just glad the officer wasn't injured. Too many of the workers that are trying to protect us are injured for reasons that are completely avoidable. If you see lights behind you PULL OVER. You will not only save yourself some trouble but may also save alot of innocent lives.

  • Jake Wildstar Jul 23, 2007

    When will people learn that you cant outrun a radio.

  • floyd_lawson Jul 23, 2007

    All of the high anxiety the police must endure during these stupid chases has got to be too much. These idiots jeopardize the lives of so many people including the officers it's ridiculous. If the arresting officers perform a therapeutic beat-down on these jerks while arresting them, it's ok by me.

  • Smorgas_Of_Borg Jul 23, 2007

    I just can't get this image out of my mind that this whole thing started with a radio call from the deputy to the Harnett County sheriff's dispatcher:

    "Sheriff! It's them Duke boys!"

  • mrtwinturbo Jul 23, 2007

    a female who was being chased fro drug-related harges
    Posted by sunne

    Sure you are not using drugs? LOL

  • peace_of_mind Jul 23, 2007

    24/27 Doesn't cut through Lee County as far as I know and I live there.

  • Sunne Jul 23, 2007

    Too ban she wasn't sentenced to a much longer stay in prison, then she wouldn't have been on the streets endangering the lives of others.

  • Sunne Jul 23, 2007

    It was a Harnett County LEO vehicle. This is what was stated by another source: "The driver was a female who was being chased fro drug-related harges. She has convictions in four different counties and had just been released from prison earlier this month."

  • Glass Half Full Jul 23, 2007

    I didn't know Highways 24/27 went into Lee County. They go Harnett to Moore, near, but not in Lee County.

  • CT6 Jul 23, 2007

    I saw a Lee County cruiser on a wrecker this afternoon with the side all caved in. I wonder if they are mistaken about it being a Harnett County car.