Teen Wanted in Woman's Death Arrested After Chase
Police chased a teenager wanted in the slaying of an elderly woman at speeds up to 100 mph before stopping him on Interstate 95.Posted — Updated
Authorities wouldn't disclose the 15-year-old's name. The victim was identified as Ruby Inez McElveen, 61.
The minivan the boy was driving was stopped about 6:30 p.m. Sunday after police punctured the vehicle's tires with spike-studded sticks. The boy sideswiped another vehicle during the 50-mile chase on rain-slickened roads as he drove the van on its rims mph before spinning into a ditch.
The chase began in Harnett County and went through Fort Bragg and Fayetteville before the vehicle drove onto I-95.
Police were called at about 4:30 p.m. to McElveen's home north of Spring Lake by neighbors who heard sounds of fighting from her mobile home. Officers were told a boy drove away in her van.
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