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Greenville teen leads deputies on high-speed chase in stolen car

Posted January 16, 2021 12:21 p.m. EST

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Tyquavious Cummings, jumped and ran but was quickly taken into custody.

— A Greenville teenager was arrested Friday following a high-speed chase with deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office.

According to police, the car he was driving could be connected to Wednesday night’s fatal shooting of 20-year-old Marshayla Pasley.

WITN reports deputies attempted to stop the car on Independence Boulevard at North Memorial Drive in Greenville. A deputy was finally able to stop the car near Vidant Hospital.

The driver, identified as 19-year-old Tyquavious Cummings, jumped and ran but was quickly taken into custody.

Stolen firearms were found in the car.

Cummings is charged with speeding 100 mph in a 45 mph school zone, felony flee to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, resist, delay, and obstruct, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of carrying a concealed gun, and breaking and entering of a motor vehicle.

He is being held under a $500,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office says Pasley was in her home on Long Drive when someone shot into it from outside, killing her and injuring her three-year-old son Chase.

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