NEW INFO: High Speed Chase In Beaufort County Ends In One Arrest

A high speed chase in two counties Friday morning has landed a Grimesland man in jail.

Washington police have charged Joseph Daniels with larceny of a motor vehicle, felony fleeing to elude arrest, failure to stop for lights and sires, driving while license revoked, driving while impaired, and intoxicated and disruptive.

Police say around 5:00 a.m. they got a call to the Washington Motel about a stolen vehicle. Police say they tried to stop the stolen pickup truck then on 15th Street Extension. Police say the chase continued onto Clarks Neck Road and into Pitt County. Police say the pickup lost control in a curve and ran off the road. Police say after a short foot chase they caught the driver.

State troopers are investigating the actual crash in Pitt County, while Washington police say their investigation is continuing.

We have a correction to make on this story. Initial reports indicated the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office was involved in the chase. The Sheriff's Office was not involved. The law enforcement agency involved in the incident was the Washington Police Department.

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  • by bubba on May 4, 2010 at 05:34 PM
    All the cops did was follow the guy. He was the one that made the decision not to stop, lose control of the stolen vehicle, and then crash it on the side of the road. They didnt make him steal the truck. They didnt make him keep on going once they got behind him with the lights going. If they knew who was driving the truck they would have just caught him later but they didnt know who took it until he crashed and got caught. Why dont we blame the poor victim for leaving his keys in the truck to begin with?
  • by Sharon Location: Washington on May 2, 2010 at 02:57 PM
    To Mom on May 1st 7:18am: What makes you think that LE is putting other people at risk???? lets see 5am probably no one on the road! I mean seriously think. Everyone is at risk everytime you drive out of your driveway b/c you never know who you are meeting on the road. (they could be drunk, high etc.) I think it is so horrible how everyone is so quick to tell LE how to do their jobs. Just be quite and thank god that they are there to help you anytime you need it.
  • by ANON on May 1, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    Everyone that is hatein on J, He said if the CHASE gets OUT of HAND. He did not say give up he also said call ahead, most roads have atleast 2 ends, call another officer to help.. Duh. If it was my stolen vehicle I would not want it back after it has been ragged out by some crook. And more than likely it would end up wrecked because the crook was being chased. As for if It was an officer heading to someones house because you called because you were raped this is info that would be sent to the officer so he would know how to handle the situation and know the urgency and drive accordingly. Folks that post on here are so quick to veer off point...
  • by idiots on May 1, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    To the ANONYMOUS Mom: Get who's license? Do you mean the plate on the vehicle? NEWS Flash..... the police already had the plate number and already knew who it was stolen FROM. The license does no good to identify the person that stole it. Do us all a favor, go hug a tree, sit down, shut up, watch Obama or Oprah and sip your kool aid.
  • by Officer1 Location: NC on May 1, 2010 at 08:04 AM
    To: Anonymous on May 1, 2010 at 07:18 AM Here is what would change your mind...your daughter is raped by the idiot that is driving the vehicle that the officer risks his life trying to stop. But then, the officer says...your daughter isn't worth risking his life for. Then, you and your lawyer sit down and figure how much to sue for after you daughter is found lying in a ditch ... and what do you say? ... IF THE OFFICER HAD DONE HIS JOB my daughter would be alive now! Hopefully this never happens to anyone else, but if it does, know this- there are officers (strangers)that are willing to risk their life for you and your family and never "expect" (but do appreciate) your thank you. This is coming from an officer with numerous years experience of listening to people like you complain.
  • by Mom of 5 on May 1, 2010 at 07:20 AM
    To everyone complaining about a chase: Okay here it is let's say you are in desperate NEED of an officer and he is SPEEDING to get to you, the same as he would chasing someone, are you gonna complain then? I didn't think so!!! Officers are putting THEIR LIVES on the line EVERY TIME they are on duty, whether they are chasing someone or speeding to get to someone in need. It is the same for them. If you see an officer with siren and lights running coming up behind you you are supposed to slow down and pull over to let him by. Just turn on your blinker and let him know which way you are pulling over so he can go the other way. It is just that simple! Also you never know WHY the person is running, could be they are armed and on their way to commit murder so letting them go is IGNORANT!!!
  • by MADDOG Location: GREENVILLE on May 1, 2010 at 06:58 AM
    I will just say WOW! Because that looks like all witn will put up here.In other words Don't tell it like it is.
  • by Anonymous on May 1, 2010 at 04:18 AM
    This is ANONYMOUS. I am a Mom. Get the guys license, make of vehicle and send it into the direction this man is going. 'AFTER THE FACT CRIMES' does NOT give a good reason to put INNOCENT citizens lives in danger. Catch the fool but DO NOT PUT OTHERS AT RISK IN THE PROCESS. MAKE ALL THE DUMB REASONING YOU WANT. YOU WILL NEVER CHANGE MY MIND.
  • by moe Location: g ville on Apr 30, 2010 at 08:15 PM
    some people are meant to call the police and some people are meant to be the police
  • by R on Apr 30, 2010 at 04:17 PM
    I agree with been there i have been living on this road for almost 14 years now and its not busy this time of the morning. if it was my vehivle i would want this man put away. J not realizing that this man could have killed another person under the influence that he was in because most of these homes are close to the road. i am pleased that the police took action. at least they doing there jobs .
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