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Nash County chase ends with wreck, burglary, suicide

Posted April 7, 2011

— A man who fled from Nash County sheriff's deputies around midnight Wednesday ended up wrecking his car, then breaking into a house and committing suicide, the sheriff's office said.

Authorities said that deputy checking out a call about a suspicious person found a man wearing a ski mask and gloves in a car behind the L&L convenience store in Sandy Cross.

The man sped away, and deputies chased him until he wrecked on West Mount Drive, near Interstate 95, the sheriff's office said. Deputies surrounded the area and called in K-9 units to search for the man.

Meanwhile, they got a call about a burglary going on in a home at 6015 Leon Road, about a mile and a half from the wreck scene, authorities said.

The homeowner managed to get out and tell deputies that the intruder was still inside. Deputies entered the house and confronted the man.

He pulled out a handgun and shot himself in the head, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Investigators said they believe that the burglary suspect was the same man who was behind the convenience store, but the investigation is ongoing.

His name was withheld, pending notification of family.


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  • jcurtis252 Apr 8, 2011

    It's amazing to me how a year or so ago a man in Rocky Mount held police up outside of the house he was in, and then when they entered the house he just all of a sudden shot himself in the head.
    Now this guy who ran two miles on foot and then broke into a house,the lady called 911 and then he waited for he police to get there so he could just kill himself... Come on now maybe the Nash county sheriff's office needs to be investigated.

  • retiredcfcc Apr 7, 2011

    Glad he killed himself, one less inmate to feed. THANK YOU

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  • US VET Apr 7, 2011

    Just love these happy endings to police chases. Tax money saved.

  • CarolinaGirlRJA Apr 7, 2011

    hihuwatlu -- There are plenty of LEO that chase on foot. Just because one of the stories that happens to be posted doesn't state any of them running after this criminal like you see in the movies, doesn't mean they never do it. I don't think you realize how much more successful it is to use the K-9 unit when tracking a person anyways. Plus, they are a lot quicker and can run faster than people. I've seen criminals run from the cop holding a gun, but I don't see them run from the German Shepherd charging at them full speed...

  • JuicyDeetts Apr 7, 2011

    Your really starting to make me mad with sensoring what I say, and even though it is within the moderator's guidelines, my stuff is still not being posted!!!

  • mad_dash Apr 7, 2011

    One less to feed & cater to while in prison.

  • pappybigtuna1 Apr 7, 2011

    good deal, we don't have to pay for his funeral do we?

    No sympathy, just don't care, if guilty he got what he deserved - death by his own hand

  • JuicyDeetts Apr 7, 2011

    Common Sense man... May I add at night, A dog can track with smell what we can not with eyes!!!!

  • Call It Like I See It Apr 7, 2011

    Common sense man: I agree! "Deputies surrounded the area..." I doubt they were all eating doughnuts and drinking coffee...