Officer D. Ragland, on patrol near the Walmart at 200 Allison Cooper Road, stopped a vehicle for traveling without headlights before dawn on Friday. Ragland said the driver was acting suspicious and drove off. Ragland and other officers followed, at up to 65 mph.
The driver crossed U.S. 158 Bypass, lost control and ran into three vehicles parked on the property of Charles Boyd Cadillac. He then jumped from his car and ran from officers but was quickly apprehended.
Investigators found that the car, a 2002 Honda Civic, had been stolen from a service station in Roanoke Rapids on Nov. 23. They found a loaded, stolen shotgun inside.
Henderson police charged Christopher Allen Taylor, 17, of 201 Barren Ridge Road in Chester, Md., with possession of a stolen motor vehicle, fleeing to elude arrest and resisting a public officer. He also faces charges of larceny of a motor vehicle and possession of a stolen motor vehicle in Roanoke Rapids.
Taylor was in the Vance County Jail Monday pending a Dec. 6 court hearing. Bond was set at $97,000 secured.
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