make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Man steals university landscaping truck, flees police

READ MORE: Man steals university landscaping truck, flees police
PENDER COUNTY -- Police say a local man is very lucky to be alive tonight after a vehicle chase and crash. UNCW Police say 24-year-old Gary Henderson Jr. stole a landscaping truck from the university this morning. A Pender County deputy spotted Henderson driving the truck and tried to pull him over, but Henderson took off. Investigators say he ran a red light at Sloop's Point Road and Highway 17 and smashed into a guardrail, sending the truck catapulting some 80 feet. Campus police say this is a first for them. Capt. Gunnar Matthews said, "This is a first, we've never had a university vehicle, or a vehicle owned by the university stolen that I know of." Henderson was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. He will be charged by campus police for felony larceny of a motor vehicle. Henderson will likely face charges by Pender County deputies for leading them on a chase.

Disclaimer: Comments posted on this, or any story are opinions of those people posting them, and not the views or opinions of WWAY NewsChannel 3, its management or employees. You can view our comment policy here.



The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.

More information about formatting options

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.
Please re-enter the code shown in the image below.