$930,000 bond for man charged with stealing car, assaulting police officers

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GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) - A Greenville man is behind bars on about a dozen charges after police say he stole a car and a Glock 9mm handgun.

Jamar Savage, 26, is being held at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $930,000 bond.

Greenville police say that an arrest warrant was taken out on Savage after he was identified as a suspect in a stolen car case.

Officers say that Savage took off in the stolen Kia Forte when they tried to arrest him with that warrant, prompting them to seek arrest warrants on a number of additional charges.

During the arrest, Savage allegedly tried to escape from officers in the stolen car and he is accused of assaulting five officers with the car, which is considered a deadly weapon.

Fortunately, police say none of the officers were injured.

Savage is charged with: felony larceny of a motor vehicle, misdemeanor breaking or entering, felony assault with a deadly weapon on an emergency person, felony flee/elude arrest with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of a stolen firearm, felony possession with intent to sell/distribute cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place with controlled substances and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Warrants also indicate that Savage served time in prison for felony possession of cocaine after being convicted in 2011. He was sentenced then to serve 8-10 months. WITN records also show that Savage was arrested for common law robbery in 2010 after he reportedly robbed a Greenville cab driver, when he was 18 years old.

The man went before a judge this morning on the charges. His next court date is December 20th.