Suspect leads officers on chase


Raekwon Briggs


From Staff Reports

Saturday, March 23, 2019

A Rocky Mount man with a prior criminal record is behind bars on firearms and fleeing charges after leading Edgecombe County deputies on a lengthy vehicle chase on Thursday, authorities said.

A deputy tried to halt Raekwon Briggs, 23, on Fairview Road for allegedly driving with an expired license plate, Detective Lt. E.W. Muse of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Briggs sped away and was pursued by the deputy, as well as by a detective, before he was eventually halted on Nobles Mill Pond Road, Muse said. Two firearms were found in the vehicle’s passenger compartment, Muse said.

Briggs, of the 1200 block of Centipede Drive, is charged with felony fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle and possession of a firearm by a felon.

State Public Safety records show Briggs was convicted in 2012 in Nash County for robbery with a dangerous weapon and in Perquimans County for simple assault/affray.

Briggs was jailed under a $70,000 secured bond at the Edgecombe County Detention Center.