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Suspect in chase through two counties charged with 8 felonies

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said the chase started on I-95 in Nash County and ended on 1-95, near mile marker 106 in Johnston County.

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KENLY, N.C. — The man who led authorities on a chase that spanned two counties Wednesday night faces a variety of charges, authorities said Thursday.

Nash County Sheriff Keith Stone said deputies tried to stop Nazeer Vick for a traffic violation on Interstate 95 in Johnston County when he refused to pull over.

Deputies said the pursuit reached speeds over 100 mph and Vick was driving erratically by passing cars on the shoulder of the road. Stop-sticks were used on the car in an attempt to deflate its tires. When Vick attempted to avoid the stop-sticks by driving on the shoulder, he lost control of the car and hit the side of a tractor-trailer on I-95, near mile marker 105 in Nash County.

Authorities said Vick then fled to a nearby hotel.  He was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. after being found hiding in one of the rooms. During Vick's arrest, deputies said they found a bookbag containing 143 grams of crack cocaine, 78 grams of fentanyl, 269 grams of marijuana and a loaded .357 revolver.

Vick was charged with trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle/place for controlled substance, possession of cocaine, conspiracy to traffic heroin/opiates, possession w/ intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession w/ intent to sell/deliver MDMA, felony fleeing to elude arrest and possession of a firearm by a felon.

His bond was set at $1,020,000.

No one was injured in the incident.


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