At about 4:30 p.m. on Friday, officers attempted to stop a vehicle they believed to be stolen. As the vehicle slowed down and began to stop, police said, a passenger either got out of the vehicle or was getting out of it when the driver suddenly accelerated and drove away, striking the passenger in the process.
Officers used stop sticks to bring the vehicle to a halt on Brentwood Road near the vicinity of the Interstate 440 Beltline and New Bern Avenue interchange.
Christopher Lee Armentrout, 24, of Raleigh, was arrested and charged with larceny, hit-and-run and speeding to elude arrest -- all felonies. He was also charged with speeding more than 15 mph over the posted limit, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia -- all misdemeanor charges.
Arnentrout was taken to the Wake County Jail.
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