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Nash County deputies capture fugitive with PIT maneuver

Posted March 29
Updated March 30

Two suspects were taken into custody on Wednesday after a police chase ended in a crash in Nash County. Photo via the Nash County Sheriff's Office

— A man wanted in Virginia for a probation violation was arrested Wednesday night after a car chase in Nash County.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy attempted to stop a black SUV on Interstate 95 for following too close to another vehicle.

The SUV, driven by Daniel Jennings, 30, exited the interstate and traveled onto U.S. Highway 64 before pulling into a parking lot at Nash Community College after the officer activated his patrol lights.

As Sgt. C. Boyd exited the patrol car, Jennings accelerated and began traveling eastbound on the westbound ramp of U.S. 64.

Boyd attempted a PIT maneuver to prevent a head-on collision and Jennings stopped his SUV, turned around and began heading westbound at speeds exceeding 100 mph.

As Jennings continued to flee, his SUV rear-ended another vehicle before turning right to travel westbound on an eastbound exit ramp.

A PIT maneuver caused the SUV to overturn and the two occupants were taken to UNC-Rocky Mount for medical treatment.

Jennings, of 846 Quesnel Drive in Virginia Beach, Va. was charged with one count of felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, one count each of driving with a revoked license, giving fictitious information to an officer, hit and run while leaving the scene of property damage, failure to deed a siren and one count of being a fugitive from another state for a probation violation.

Authorities said the probation violation was related to a charge of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.

Jennings was being held at the Nash County Detention Center without bond. His first court appearance s scheduled for Thursday.

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