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Man arrested after chase from Raleigh to Clayton

Posted December 23, 2010
Updated December 24, 2010

— Raleigh police said they arrested a man who led them on a high-speed chase through two counties early Thursday.

Police said the man tried to run over an officer on Interstate 440 in Raleigh around 3 a.m. The details of that incident haven't been released.

Raleigh police pursued the driver and were joined in the chase by Wake County sheriff's deputies and Clayton police. The chase reached speeds of 90 mph.

The 30-minute chase ended when the suspect drove over stop sticks on Main Street in Clayton, police said. The suspect was arrested, and no one was injured.

The identity of the suspect and any charges he faces haven't been released.

Police said they aren't sure why he tried to run over an officer and fled in the first place.


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  • NoObamaCare Dec 23, 2010

    Glad to finally hear something positive about our Police Force. It gets old hearing the few isolated incidents that the news broadcasts. The Police Officers work much too hard to be constantly judged and belittled!

  • LongHorns Dec 23, 2010

    Good job to all.Raleigh Police, Deputy Sheriffs (johnston&wake), Clayton, and SHP. I think your the best keep up the good work and thank you

  • randyedge Dec 23, 2010

    For Those of You Who Don't know, I Listened to this Chase on My Scanner for the whole chase and Raleigh P.D. Tried Several Times with Stop Sticks to no Avail, The Suspect turned into a Church on Old Garner Rd. and Rock Quarry Road, and Started Running through the Graveyard all over the Deceased, What a Shame, Finally, after entering Clayton City Limits, Clayton P.D. Was Succesful with Their Stopsticks, and They came to a Stop right in Front of Me, Of Course I stood back for My Safety and not to interfere with Any Law Enforcement. But I Thank all Officers for their Continued Hard Work to keep our Streets Safe!

  • EnforceR Dec 23, 2010

    Longhorns until you know who and what officers were out there I really would say what u said.. you don't know what agencies these officers have worked for prior nor do you what those officers could do.. when you said 90% of those officers couldn't survive in south raleigh I hate to break it to you but I know for a fact they could.. they just showed you no matter how big or small your agency is they can get the job done.. excellent job by RPD and Clayton PD.. all officers were safe and able to return home to their families..

  • Centurian Dec 23, 2010

    "90% of the police that were out there wouldent (sic) last a week in south raleigh, before the (sic) packed it in and went back to johnston county." --- LongHorns

    I agree with LongHorns. NOTHING BAD EVER happens in Johnston County!

    Seriously, officers for these towns and cities work together. It is not a competition!

  • SueInNC Dec 23, 2010

    Thankfully, no one was hurt. We should pass a law that whatever bail amount is set is forfeited if the criminal is found guilty. Put that money into the police force's hands to fight more crime.

  • LongHorns Dec 23, 2010

    First a sergeant did not make that decision, that came from higher up. He tried to run over a Policemen of course raleigh would chase. Raleigh does not chase when someone runs a stop sign, no need to hurt people over a infraction. Last all you people who say RPD cant get it done, 90% of the police that were out there wouldent last a week in south raleigh, before the packed it in and went back to johnston county.

  • Centurian Dec 23, 2010

    Don't mess with Clayton PD! Good work guys.

  • ecu_rules Dec 23, 2010

    Kudos to the RPD sergeant that let them chase. RPD is notorious for being cancelled in valid chases.

  • shieldstas Dec 23, 2010

    I grew up in Clayton, and they really do have one of the best small-town police forces I've ever seen. And unlike a lot of my generation, I've always had a lot of respect for the boys in blue. Nice work all around, folks!