BEAUFORT — A 29-year-old man was arrested for stealing a vehicle and leading Carteret County Sheriff’s Office deputies on a car chase Wednesday afternoon.
According to a CCSO release, deputies initiated a pursuit of a stolen vehicle Wednesday after they received a BOLO, “be on the lookout,” from the Carteret County Communications Center for a white 2005 Ford Econoline van that was reported stolen from Onslow County. Deputies located the vehicle near the intersection of Laurel Road and Merrimon Road, just north of Beaufort, at 1:24 p.m.
Deputies tried to pull the vehicle over on a traffic stop, but the driver allegedly continued heading south on Merrimon Road toward Beaufort. Due to the risk of public safety, deputies successfully deployed spike strips near Cedar Avenue to deflate the vehicle’s tires and stop the driver. The right-side tires deflated, but the suspect continued traveling on Highway 70 through Beaufort before coming to a stop in a Morehead City parking lot off Arendell Street where he was taken into custody without further incident.
The chase reached speeds in the range of 80 to 100 mph, according to the CCSO. The suspect, Kody Lee Holland, 29, has been charged with felony possession of stolen property, felony flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, injury to personal property and numerous traffic violations.
Mr. Holland was also arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor warrant from Onslow County. He is currently being held in the Carteret County jail under a $45,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday in Carteret County. Mr. Holland may face additional charges from Onslow County law enforcement officials.
The CCSO thanks the agencies who provided assistance with the chase and is thankful there are no injuries to report.
MOREHEAD CITY — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office pursued a vehicle in a car chase from Down East through Morehead City Wednesday afternoon.
The vehicle was stopped near 4937 Arendell St., the location of the old Outback Steakhouse, according to Morehead City Police Chief Bernette Morris. The suspect, whose name has not been released, was allegedly arrested by sheriff’s deputies when the vehicle was stopped.
This is a developing report.