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16-year-old arrested in high-speed Raleigh chase

Posted May 4, 2010

— Troopers arrested a 16-year-old Tuesday morning after he led authorities on a high-speed chase through Raleigh and crashed into two cars, including a Highway Patrol vehicle, troopers said.

Authorities charged Jamie King with felonies for eluding a trooper and hit-and-run. He also faces misdemeanor charges for speeding, driving without a license and hitting the trooper's car.

Trooper Quintin Stanton said he clocked King going 78 mph in a 45-mph zone on New Hope Road. Stanton followed him, activated the sirens, got on the intercom and gestured for him to pull over, all of which King ignored, Stanton said.

Speeds reached up to 100 mph before the 16-year-old cut through a gas station and crashed into a car, injuring a passenger. He then backed up and crashed into Stanton's patrol car, according to Stanton.

King then drove through a residential neighborhood three or four times, going approximately 50 mph, and side-swiped the trooper's vehicle while trying to do a U-turn, Stanton said.

He eventually stopped on Eagles Landing Drive and was arrested without incident. Stanton said the 16-year-old had no license and may have been on the phone with his father, who drove up immediately after King stopped.


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  • pamlico2 May 10, 2010

    For the record Trooper Staton is an African-American male also.

  • lorivalentine1 May 5, 2010

    NCAries - it's called perspective.. and yes hard work really does get you promoted over whining and complaining about not being promoted.

  • NCAries May 5, 2010


    Where did you buy your rose colored glasses? I need a pair.

  • colliedave May 4, 2010

    put him the "safe keepers" area of Central Prison for a couple of days

  • anonemoose May 4, 2010

    NCSTATEPACK, At 16, he is considered an adult for criminal justice purposes. That means adult arrest, adult fingerprints, adult photograph (mugshot), adult bond, adult holding cells, adult arrest report, adult open records laws, and adult mickey mouse courts, then adult probation and parole.

  • didisaythat May 4, 2010

    confused about the comment that was made where they were glad the LEO had the presence of mind not to shoot the knucklehead. That makes me think the person thinks that if the LEO had to shoot the suspect he would have made a mistake. The trooper did not have to shoot because the suspects actions did not warrant it. If that changed the trooper would have.

  • Coach K is still GREAT May 4, 2010

    "I'm QUITE SURE this isn't his first "RUN IN" with the law. I could be wrong, but... oh well, never mind..." -coach k

    What reasoning do you have for this suspicion?
    GOLO member since July 22, 2009
    May 4, 2010 2:57 p.m.
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    How about running from police, or the fact that I WORKED at a juvenile detention center for almost 15 years, I know the type... I don't have time to look him up, but maybe you do, look his name up and see if he has any priors, if I'm wrong... I'm wrong...
    I said NEVERMIND...
    You can't save them all... This guy needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent!

  • lorivalentine1 May 4, 2010

    Race is not an excuse to do stupid stuff and think you can get away with it...People need to let the past be the past and stop trying to live there.. Yes I agree this country is not perfect (find me one that is) but we do not have segregated schools, resturants, clinics or anything esle around here. No one is forced to sit in the back of the bus except perhaps the last people to get on.. If you work hard enough you can be promoted no matter gender or race. Obama (whether you like him or not) has shown as well as many other minority people in high positions that anything is possible if you try and do not look for hand outs or excuses.

  • DontLikeTheSocialistObama May 4, 2010

    Boys will be boys!!!

  • lizard May 4, 2010

    LOL. Troopers reaching out to our youth to educate them on the dangers of speeding. LOL Way to go boys! Gettem all!