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Johnston County Chase Ends in Arrest

Posted April 8, 2008

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— A man led deputies on a chase through Johnston County just before 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, with two other people in the car, authorities said.

Deputies initially tried to stop the car near Micro because it had been reported stolen in Dunn last month, authorities said. The chase reached speeds of 80 mph and ended after nearly 20 minutes when the driver crashed in a ditch at the intersection of Glendale Road and Old Route 22 outside Kenly, authorities said.

Billy Hodges Jr., 39, of Bud Hawkins Road in Dunn, who authorities said was driving the car, and a front-seat passenger jumped out of the car and ran, authorities said.

Hodges was arrested and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving while impaired, reckless driving, speeding, driving with a revoked license, failure to stop for a blue light, failure to wear a seat belt and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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  • mom2threecld Apr 8, 2008

    iamforjustice....what are you talking about?????he was driving a stolen car and ran from the police..no one was being judgemental, just reading the facts...it helps one know what they are talking about

  • fkhaywood Apr 8, 2008

    Can't you people read, the car was reported stolen last month in Dunn; that is why Police were chasing it!

  • gandalf1 Apr 8, 2008

    "When I preach to my congregation I make sure I tell them to not judge people."

    So now you are a minister too are you? The guy was driving a stolen car and running from the police. There is nothing to judge besides the fact he is low life trash that hopefully will spend a very long time in jail with all the other idiots in there.

  • ptahandatum Apr 8, 2008

    Iam4justice: Be glad Zeus did his work and your soul is saved. He will work with these drivers too.

  • iamforjustice Apr 8, 2008

    He was probably coming from work and was tired. I don't know why people on GOLO thinks the worst of people. When I preach to my congregation I make sure I tell them to not judge people. None of you want to be judged or pre-judged. Have compassion and a heart people. I am so glad I am saved.

  • Joe Blow Apr 8, 2008

    shoebaby- I believe cmy240 was being feciscious.

  • bitemedoughboy Apr 8, 2008

    There it is again the police stopping people for no reason he should have crash his car cmy240

    You have no idea why deputies were chasing this suspect. Once again people commenting about something they know nothing about, why is that ?

  • cmy240 Apr 8, 2008

    There it is again the police stopping people for no reason he should have crash his car

  • whatelseisnew Apr 8, 2008

    Ah these foolish people that think they can get away with this stuff. Thankfully no one was injured.

  • gratefultoGOD Apr 8, 2008

    must have stole Grandmas car for a wild ride!