DEPUTIES: Chase Suspect Pushed Mom Down Stairs

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A man apprehended after a two county high speed chase is accused of pushing his mother down a flight of stairs after she refused to give him her prescription medications.

Gregory Anderson is suspected of leading lawmen on the chase last night after a robbery at Pap's Grill & Variety in Stella. The chase ended in Jones County when lawmen say Anderson wrecked his mother's stolen vehicle.

Anderson was released Wednesday afternoon from Pitt County Memorial Hospital and now has been formally charged in the case.

Carteret County deputies say around 7:00 p.m. they got a call at the Newport home Anderson shares with his 66-year-old mother. They say his mother suffered a dislocated shoulder after being pushed down the stairs.

Deputies say Anderson is accused of stealing his mother's .25 caliber handgun and her vehicle. As they were interviewing the victim, another call came in for the armed robbery. Both the vehicle description and that of the robber matched Anderson and his mother's stolen vehicle.

The store owner tells WITN News that a man walked out of the store with a 40 ounce beer and a glass figurine rose. An employee went followed him outside, telling the man he didn't pay for the goods. That's when the man pulled a gun on her. The employee ran back inside and called 911.

Jones County deputies spotted the stolen vehicle and it struck a Jones County Sheriff’s patrol car. The chase ended when the vehicle crashed on Cat Fish Lake Road after Anderson’s vehicle landed on its side.

In Carteret County he's been charged with assault inflicting serious injury, larceny of a motor vehicle, larceny of a firearm, damage to property, larceny, and robbery with a dangerous weapon.

His bond was set at $250,000.


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A high speed chase that spanned into two counties Tuesday night started after the theft of beer and a glass rose.

Authorities say Gregory Anderson is at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after he was injured in a crash that ended the chase in Carteret and Jones counties. Anderson has not been formally charged yet by deputies.

The chase started after an armed robbery at Pap's Grill & Variety on Highway 58 in Stella. The owner tells WITN News that a man walked out of the store with a 40 ounce beer and a glass figurine rose. An employee followed him outside, telling the man he didn't pay for the items. That's when the man pulled a gun on her. The employee ran back inside and called 911.

Lawmen say the robber headed down Highway 58 into Jones County at a high rate of speed. Jones County says the vehicle eventually crashed on Catfish Lake Road where Anderson was taken into custody.


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An armed robbery suspect is at Pitt County Memorial Hospital after he was injured in a crash running from lawmen. WITN's Carly Swain has learned the suspect's name is Gregory Anderson.

The Carteret County Sheriff's Office says Anderson has not been formally charged for the robbery or the chase since he remains at the hospital. He was originally transported to Carteret General Hospital in Morehead City but was moved overnight to Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

We are still gathering details about the armed robbery lawmen say started the chase. We are told it happened on Highway 58 along the Carteret-Jones County line.



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An armed robbery suspect led police on a high speed chase through several counties in the east Tuesday night before finally crashing his car.

We're still gathering details on the armed robbery in Carteret County.

Authorities say following the robbery about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the suspect took off and headed on Highway 58 into Jones County at a high rate of speed. Jones County deputies tell us the suspect eventually crashed on Catfish Lake Road where authorities were able to take him into custody.

The suspect was taken to the hospital. His name has not been released, and no other details were given Tuesday night.


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  • by ralphie Location: ahoskie on Sep 22, 2011 at 12:43 PM
    why have a REPLY button, if it will not work?
  • by Don't blame the doctors Location: nc on Sep 21, 2011 at 05:17 PM
    I have worked in pain management for over 7 years. I agree that there is an epidemic on misuse of prescription meds. People robbing pharmacies. A lady beat up because someone wanted her narcotic medication. A person killed because they were not able to supply a dealer with prescription meds. People taking those meds snorting, shooting up and buying off the street. I could go on and on. With that being said 'J' not all doctors are the suppliers. First let me say this 'J'. There are the DEA, the Medical Board, Insurance Companies and Pharmacies who monitor if a doctor is not prescriptions within guidelines. The Medical Board will take a doctor's license away and DEA will shut an office down, quick. Some clinics have people to come in every 3 months for prescriptions and other's every month. People also get urine drug screens in most pain clinics. There are other various ways of monitoring a person's compliance. If the person does not go by rules of the practice, they will be discharged. So before you blame a doctor(s), realize that there are many doctor's who are treating the person's pain not the need of addiction. As far as kids getting meds from parents, it's the parent's responsibility to keep those narcotics kept away. 'J' there are many bad apples out there who give the pain management doctors a bad name. I'm proud to work with my patients and assist the doctor in part of their treatment. To see patient's in chronic pain is humbling. Be thankful 'J' if you are not in chronic pain. There is always going to be someone just like this person in this article. Just don't always knock a doctor. You never know, you may have to come and see me.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    Yes just what I expected as it happened in the country.
  • by misty Location: jacksonville on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:14 PM
    typical tea party trash.
  • by bro man Location: enc on Sep 21, 2011 at 04:09 PM
    love it when white peoples dos crime. gets yall off our backs
  • by me on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:57 AM
    I guess the glass rose was going to be an "I'm sorry please forgive me gift" for his mother that he pushed down the stairs! How thoughtful!
  • by J Location: NC on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:49 AM
    they should start arresting some of these doctors that give out zanax,oxycoten oxycodone,valium,ect.they give it to people like it is m&m,sseems like all of Americans are going crazy,with these prescription drugs,now the kids are getting them from their parents,the source of the problems is the doctors,I know people that have an on going script for narcotic drugs!whats wrong with that?The doc. necer checks the liver,ask any questions,nothing at all,this has been going on for over 10 years,I,m sure anyone reading this knows of someone also,it is a world wide epademic!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM
    When people start out abusing drugs as recreation, they never expect to become addicted.
  • by Sam on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    I like turtles
  • by I Fought the Law to ALL the police haters on Sep 21, 2011 at 10:21 AM
    The guy drew a gun and stuck it in somebody's face....bet if it had been your face you'd change your tone.
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