Drug suspect leads Bladen County deputies on high speed chase
BLADEN COUNTY, NC (WWAY) – A Charlotte man faces several charges after a high speed chase through Bladen County.
Sheriff James McVicker says it happened around 1:00 a.m. Sunday during a license checkpoint.
Sheriff McVicker says Bladen County deputies, along with Elizabethtown PD, set up the license checkpoint at the foot of the Cape Fear River Bridge near the entrance to Tory Hole Park. McVicker says a Honda Civic being driven by Gebreal Moss, 23, did not slow down, and instead sped up. A sergeant standing in the road had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit.
The sheriff says the car then failed to stop at traffic lights and hit speeds of 80 miles per hour.
Deputies began to chase the car and caught up with it as Moss turned onto the NC 87 bypass traveling west. McVicker said the care crossed back and forth across the grass median as it traveled towards Dublin. At some point Moss crossed to the east bound lane and turned around heading back towards Elizabethtown. Deputies were attempting to get in front of Moss in order to use stop sticks.
The sheriff says Moss then attempted to turn onto Cromartie Road and tried to ram a patrol car driven by Deputy Jason Andrews. Andrews had to swerve into a ditch to avoid being hit. Moss’s car hit a concrete median and stopped. Moss managed to get out of his car and run into the woods where he was caught after a short chase.
Moss and Deputy Andrews were transported to Bladen County Hospital where they were treated and released. No one else got hurt.
Moss faces two counts of injury to personal property, resisting a public officer, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony flee to elude arrest, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, manufacture Schedule II controlled substance and driving while impaired.
Moss is in the Bladen County Jail under a $135,000.00 secured bond.
A passenger in the car, Kayla Atlanta Flack, was charged with aid and abet driving while impaired. She received a $5,000.00 unsecured bond.
“This was a dangerous situation my deputies found themselves in,” said McVicker. “I am just glad we were able to stop this young man before he hurt someone. We were assisted by Elizabethtown Police and the North Carolina Highway Patrol.”