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Driver charged with hitting Halifax deputy, prompting chase

Posted September 30, 2013 9:16 p.m. EDT

— The Halifax County Sheriff's Office arrested a Nash County man Friday after he allegedly hit a deputy at a driver's license checkpoint in Enfield and led authorities on a 6-mile chase.

Toby Elijah Rosser, 36, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and felony speeding to elude arrest, as well as a slew of misdemeanors. Authorities said he had a fictitious registration, no insurance and was driving with an open container of alcohol in the car.

He was placed in the Halifax County jail under a $25,000 bond and is due in court Oct. 9. 

Authorities said that when Rosser approached the checkpoint on Fishing Creek Road near White Oak Road around 4:30 p.m., he accelerated, struck Deputy C. Boden and then drove away. Boden, another deputy and a K-9 followed Rosser to Nash County, where he ditched his car on Ward Road.

The deputies and canine continued the chase on foot and arrested Rosser minutes later.

Boden was not injured.