Man charged after north Raleigh chase, wreck
Posted September 10, 2011
Updated September 12, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A man led police on a chase in North Raleigh Saturday afternoon before crashing his car into a tree, authorities say.
Police say Kasim Jerell Miller, 37, tried to hit an officer with his car, refused to stop and then led officers on a chase on Glenwood Avenue, Lumley Road, Interstate 540, Creedmoor Road, Strickland Road and Falls of the Neuse Road.
Officers were first called to 9409 Glenwood Avenue in Raleigh around 3:30 p.m. in response to a suspicious person, authorities said. When they arrived, Miller tried to hit an officer and then fled the scene.
Shortly before 4 p.m., he struck an SUV in the 8500 block of Ray Road, ran off the road and crashed into a tree, police said. He tried to flee on foot, but he was arrested almost immediately.
No one in the SUV was hurt.
An officer trying to get to the scene of the crash wrecked his car on Falls of Neuse Road in an unrelated accident, police said. He suffered minor injuries.
Troopers with the state Highway Patrol and Wake County sheriff's deputies assisted in the chase.
Miller was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, fleeing in a motor vehicle to elude arrest, hit and run, resisting delaying or obstructing a law enforcement officer and drug charges. He was taken to the Wake County jail.
Once police examined his record, they found he was also wanted on charges of violating a protective order, assault on a female, false imprisonment and making harassing phone calls.
Miller's 16-year-long criminal record includes convictions for child abuse, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and drug trafficking, according to state Department of Correction records. He has served one three-year prison sentence.