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Scooter chase ends in sandbox crash

Posted August 27, 2009

— A 32-year-old man fled from a traffic stop but got caught when his scooter crashed into a sandbox in an apartment complex in Enfield Wednesday, according to the Halifax County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy G.H. Teal tried to stop a red scooter speeding along U.S. Highway 301 toward the Carriage House Apartments complex, authorities said. The driver – identified as Brad Teaboy McDaniel, of Enfield – instead fled toward the apartment complex.

The scooter crashed into a sandbox, and McDaniel fled on foot, authorities said. He was caught in a nearby apartment.

Deputies also arrested Brian ONeal Tillery, 28, of Enfield, for allegedly trying to prevent them from arresting McDaniel. Tillery was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

Both men were being held in the Halifax County Jail Thursday. McDaniel had a $2,500 bond and a first court appearance on Oct. 28. Tillery had a $500 bond and a Sept. 30 court date.

According to state Department of Correction records, McDaniel's license was revoked in 2003. He has convictions for drug offenses and assault inflicting serious injury.

DOC records show Tillery was placed on probation Aug. 17 for convictions for giving fictitious information to law enforcement, reckless driving and operating a vehicle without a license.


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  • K9Tucker.LoveMYcop Aug 27, 2009

    I bet their parents are so proud.

  • Dr. Ben Dover Aug 27, 2009

    Name like "Teaboy" ought to be a big hit in prison.

  • whatdidusay Aug 27, 2009

    Wonder if the cops had to use the bump & run to spin him out

  • bcarolinabreeze Aug 27, 2009

    Crashing a scooter in a sandbox during a police chase?! Sorry, dude, but you just lost 500 man points.

  • cth1 Aug 27, 2009

    ohhh...this story made me laugh!!!

  • dare107 Aug 27, 2009

    There is an ole saying amoung Law Enforcement:

    If you fight the police you just go to jail tired and with a tail whipping!!!!! LOL

  • mxteam44 Aug 27, 2009

    Not the brightest bulb in the hall! LOL!

  • Mommyoftwo Aug 27, 2009

    I chuckle at the speeding part too...do the Enfield Police not have CARS or are they a bicycle unit? Just asking since I don't live there.

    As for the multiple offenses, I believe it is jail time for him.

  • Road-wearier Aug 27, 2009

    Now, unless this was a hot rodded scooter I don't think that it would be physically possible to speed on US 301 in Enfield - it's posted at 35 mph through town.

    I can see it now - gangs of outlaw scooter riders. Rebels Without A Clue...

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Aug 27, 2009

    "Deputy G.H. Teal tried to stop a red scooter speeding along U.S. Highway 301..."

    I don't think 'speeding' was the appropriate word in this case.