Man arrested after pursuit, search in Wayne County

GOLDSBORO, N.C. (WNCT)- A Dudley man faces charges after an altercation with police following a DWI traffic stop.

In the early hours of Christmas Day, the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 117 South. During the stop, it was found that the driver, Carlos Wright, was impaired.

As Wright was being arrested, he fled on foot and a short pursuit ensued. DWI Task Force officers, C patrol shift and the Goldsboro Police Department K9 unit conducted a search of the area.

A short time later, Wright was located and detained by a security guard while breaking into and attempting to steal a van at a salvage yard on U.S. Highway 117 South.

During the investigation, it was found and confirmed that the vehicle Wright was operating had been stolen in Texas.

Wright is facing a list of charges including: possession of a stolen motor vehicle, breaking or entering a motor vehicle, attempted larceny of a motor vehicle, driving while impaired, resist obstruct delay a law enforcement officer, driving while license revoked and speeding.

Wright’s bond was set at $53,500.

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