Man deputies say led them on high-speed chase arrested

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A man the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office said escaped from detectives October 25 after a high-speed chase has been arrested.

Justin Artis Wayne Johnson was booked at the Pitt County Detention Center on Wednesday.

Johnson is facing nine felony charges, which include eluding police, trafficking and selling cocaine, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Detectives said Johnson was driving a white SUV Wednesday when they tried to stop in on the drug-related charges.

Johnson refused to stop, deputies said.

The SUV was stopped after a short chase, but the Johnson rammed a Sheriff’s Office vehicle and escaped again, deputies said.

The chase ended with Johnson fleeing the vehicle and running into the woods on foot, deputies said.

The Sheriff’s Office recovered drugs and a handgun.

The suspect is still at large and more charges are pending, the Sheriff’s Office said.

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