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Sampson Deputy Injured When Pursuit Ends in Crash

Posted April 3, 2007 11:22 p.m. EDT
Updated April 4, 2007 10:08 a.m. EDT

— A Sampson County deputy was injured in a crash during a vehicle pursuit late Tuesday evening.

Authorities said the accident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. on N.C. Highway 242 in Roseboro. During the pursuit, Deputy Charlie Bradshaw's vehicle went off Butler Island Road, hitting a tree. He was treated and released from Cape Fear Valley Medical Center after sustaining minor injuries.

Bradshaw was pursuing Joshua David Carter, who authorities said, stole a white, crew-cab GMC Sierra 2500HD pickup truck in Salemburg. Authorities said Carter, who was wanted on a parole violation, later eluded his pursuers.

Investigators said Carter has an extensive criminal history with violence. He faces a number of charges including assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving to endanger and fleeing to elude arrest.

Anyone with any information on Carter's whereabouts is asked to contact the Sampson County Sheriff's Office or the Roseboro Police Department.