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Enfield man jailed after three-county chase, crash

Posted March 20, 2015

Timothy Randolph Dancy Jr.

— An Enfield man was arrested Thursday afternoon after leading authorities on a three-county chase, according to the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

A trooper tried to stop a vehicle that had been reported stolen at about 4:30 p.m. on Interstate 95 near N.C. Highway 481 in Halifax County, but the 2012 Nissan sped off, authorities said. The pursuit went into Nash County before turning on to N.C. Highway 58, where troopers unsuccessfully tried to stop the Nissan with a rolling road block.

The chase continued into Wilson County, where the Nissan struck another vehicle, but no injuries were reported. Troopers tried another rolling road block, and the Nissan rear-ended a Highway Patrol cruiser before running off the road and into a tree, authorities said.

Timothy Randolph Dancy Jr., 19, was taken to Wilson Medical Center for treatment before being booked into the Wilson County jail on charges of felony larceny of a motor vehicle, felony possession of a motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude, careless and reckless driving, speeding 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, improper passing, injury to personal property and no operator’s license. He was being held under a $52,000 bond.

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  • Alexia Proper Mar 21, 2015
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    All this over a Nissan? I feel really bad for that Nissan owner. First, they were the unfortunate owner of a car brand that seems to have a high rate of buckling, bending, and splitting into two (based on various WRAL retorts I've read). Then, they had it stolen, only to add insult to injury.

    I hope they file a civil suit against the man for all the time and energy they have to spend buying a new car.