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Man leads law enforcement on high-speed chase in Halifax, Northampton counties

Posted December 1, 2009

— A Roanoke Rapids man fled from a court appearance in Halifax County Tuesday and led sheriff's deputies on a high-speed chase before he was re-arrested.

Witnesses said when Zackrious Lee, 29, was ordered into custody on a robbery charge, he ran to his vehicle instead.

Law enforcement officers chased Lee on U.S. Highway 301 into Northampton County. They stopped him after he ran over stop sticks and lost the use of his left rear tire.

Deputies charged Lee with simple assault, resisting a public officer, assault with a deadly weapon on a government official, fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger and speeding.

He was taken to Halifax County Jail where he was held without bond.


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  • johnny2times Dec 2, 2009

    good job you coward...so instead of facing your charges like a man, you run like a little boy....coward!

  • archmaker Dec 2, 2009

    well, hopefully he wasn't texting at the same time!

  • notagain1903 Dec 2, 2009

    See what had happened was that I needed to get back to my 6 kids and make sure there mommas knew I wasn't coming home for dinner. I told them I would be back later.

  • fatcat11 Dec 2, 2009

    wow,talk about going from bad to worse...