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Handcuffed Man Takes Johnston County Patrol Car

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JOHNSTON COUNTY — Johnston County investigators want to know how a handcuffed suspect sped away in a patrol car.

The suspect led deputies on a 40-minute chase that forced Sheriff Steve Bizzell off the road, according to the Johnston County Sheriff's Department.

The suspect crashed the patrol car into a tree, ending Thursday's chase, according to the department.

Richard Kirk Maynor had originially been stopped for driving a truck with a broken headlight. He now faces a long list of charges, including assault with a deadly weapon.

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