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Durham Man Faces Numerous Charges After Leading Deputies On Chase

Posted August 5, 2003 12:40 p.m. EDT

— Authorities have arrested a suspect after he led them on a two-county chase.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Monday, Durham County authorities notified Chatham County deputies that Durham County deputies were in pursuit of a burgundy Pontiac sedan on N.C. 751 entering Chatham County.

Durham authorities stated that the vehicle, driven by 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Hunt, was being sought as a result of active domestic violence warrants against Hunt.

A female passenger, identified as Hunt's girlfriend, 17-year-old Danielle Wallace, was reported to be in the vehicle during the chase.

Durham officers said they were led across the Northern portion of Chatham County to the intersection of Farrington Road and U.S. 64, where Chatham County deputies were positioned with a roadblock.

The suspect attempted to flee arrest by avoiding the roadblock, speeding through a congested convenience store parking lot.

In his attempt to flee, the suspect entered the path of a vehicle on U.S. 64 driven by Chatham County deputy Jason Carter, resulting in a collision that sent the suspect vehicle into a spin.

The suspect then tried unsuccessfully to drive the Pontiac back through the convenience store parking lot. A second collision occurred with another Chatham County deputy's vehicle, this one driven by deputy David Semrad.

The pursuit ended as a result of the second collision. There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident.

Hunt's address was listed as 3234 Rowena Avenue in Durham. Wallace had the same address.

Hunt was transported to the Durham County jail by the Durham County Sheriff's Office following the pursuit.

Chatham County deputies obtained charges against Hunt for two counts of felony assault with a deadly weapon against a government official and two counts of injury to personal property.

Hunt also was charged by the Highway Patrol in Chatham County with felony fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and careless and reckless driving.

Hunt has previous convictions in North Carolina for weapons, drug and property damage cases.

Wallace was not charged in Monday's incident.