Traffic stop leads to car chase, two arrests

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Terry Green

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Staff Writer

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Authorities arrested two people on drug, weapons and other charges Monday stemming from a traffic stop and car chase.

Rocky Mount police charged Terry Green, 25, with felony flee to elude a law enforcement officer, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Green was jailed under a $22,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Cpl. Brad Summerlin, public information officer for the Rocky Mount Police Department, said police received information that someone was driving a vehicle linked to a suspected shooting that occurred Sunday at a residence in the 800 block of Sutton Road. Summerlin said officers attempted to stop the vehicle about 1 a.m. Monday, but Green kept going, which led to a vehicle chase by officers. 

Green later stopped and led authorities on a short foot pursuit but was apprehended and taken into custody. Summerlin said Green received more charges after a search warrant was conducted on the residence where the vehicle was left, which was in the 100 block of North Barnhill Avenue in Sharpsburg.

Summerlin said with assistance from the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and Sharpsburg Police Department, Rocky Mount officers conducted a search of the residence where they said they found marijuana along with Schedule II narcotics and a firearm. Green was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and was given an additional $25,000 secured bond.

Summerlin said Shaenetra Wiggins, 31, owner of the residence in Sharpsburg, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and was given a $3,000 unsecured bond but no jail time. Summerlin said investigators are still gathering clues in the shooting last weekend on Sutton Road.