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Suspects crash car after leading deputies on chase

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A vehicle sits Tuesday in front of South Village Nursing Center on Raleigh Road after two suspects used it to lead Nash County deputies on a car chase.

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From Staff Reports

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Nash County deputies nabbed two suspects Tuesday after a chase that ended on the lawn of a rehabilitation center in Rocky Mount. 

Just before noon on Tuesday, deputies assigned to the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force were patrolling the Nashville Road area in Rocky Mount when they observed two suspects driving aimlessly, stopping at various dirt paths and driveways, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release. 

The deputies tried to initiate an investigative traffic stop, but the suspect vehicle reportedly refused to stop and fled the scene with deputies in pursuit. The chase ended on the corner of West Raleigh Road and Powell Street as the vehicle crashed into a white fence in front of the South Village Nursing Center and came to rest in the facility’s front yard.

The driver and the passenger were arrested without further incident, Medina said. The driver of the car was identified as Jason Andre Hill, 35, of the 700 block of Sunset Avenue in Rocky Mount. The passenger was identified as Kelly Dwaine Joyner, 37, of the 2400 block of Old Mill Road in Rocky Mount. The vehicle was seized under the state’s “Run and You're Done” law.

Hill was charged with felony flee to elude; felony possession of cocaine; possession of drug paraphernalia; resisting, obstructing and delaying; maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, damage to real property and multiple traffic violations. Hill also is wanted as a probation absconder and has an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on an assault and battery charge. 

Hill is being held in the Nash County Detention Center. As of press time, his bond had not yet been set.

Joyner was charged with felony aiding and abetting; felony possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $20,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Both suspects have court appearances set for Thursday in N.C. District Court in Nashville.

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