An autopsy says two blood clots killed a man who died a week after a high speed chase through three counties.
Milton Satchell was being walked to a court hearing in Wilson Tuesday when he told officers he was experiencing some discomfort. The sheriff's department says EMS was called and Satchell died later at Wilson Memorial Hospital.
Last Wednesday Satchell was arrested after a 3-county high speed chase. The car he was driving crashed into a building in Greenville. Satchell was injured in that crash, with reportedly non life-threatening injuries. The chase began in Wilson after police there responded to a breaking and entering. Police say Satchel drove at speeds more than 100 miles an hour through Wilson, Greene, and Pitt counties before crashing.
The Medical Examiner's Office lists the 20-year-old man's death as an accident. They attribute the car crash as the reason he had two blood clots in his lungs which killed him.
A Wilson County man injured during a high speed chase last week is now dead. The Wilson Medical Center confirms 20-year-old Milton Satchell died Tuesday afternoon about 12:30 p.m. A family friend tells WITN Satchell was being transported from a court hearing back to jail when he had health problems and had to be taken to the hospital.
Wednesday, October 13th, Satchell was arrested after a 3-county high speed chase. The car he was driving crashed into a building in Greenville. Satchell was injured in that crash, with reportedly non life-threatening injuries. The chase began in Wilson after police there responded to a breaking and entering. Police say Satchel drove at speeds more than 100 miles an hour through Wilson, Greene, and Pitt counties before crashing.
There was a second man in the getaway car, 26-year-old Timothy Purvis. He faces attempted breaking and entering charges. We will pass along details about the cause of Satchell's death as we get them.
A three county high-speed police chase ended in Greenville with the suspect's car crashed, two men in custody, and a recovered pistol that police say was thrown from the car. It also turns out one of the suspects is already wanted in two other states.
The two have been identified as 20-year-old Milton Satchell, the driver, and 26-year-old Timothy Purvis. Purvis is also wanted in Kentucky for assault with a deadly weapon and wanton endangerment, and in North Carolina for a probation violation.
The chase began at the Mary Ella Mobile Home Park in Wilson after police there responded to a breaking and entering of a home. Wilson Police say a woman at the home called police when she saw someone using a crow bar to pry open her door. Wilson Police and Wilson County deputies chased the suspect's car around Wilson and onto U.S. 264 Alternate. Authorities say the chase exceeded speeds of 100 miles per hour. Officers saw something being thrown from the window on Highway 91 just past Saratoga. The Wilson County Sheriff's deputies reported they located a pistol there.
When Wilson County authorities came into Greene County they broke off the chase. Pitt County Sheriff Mac Manning says his deputies were alerted and a captain spotted the car coming into Greenville. Manning says his deputy followed the car and it lost control near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Dickinson Avenue and struck the side of an old church and antique store.
The sheriff says the passenger, Purvis. ran from the car, but was captured a short time later. Satchell was injured in the crash. Both were taken to Pitt Memorial Hospital. No officers were injured.
Wilson police say the 2 men face attempted breaking and entering charges, while the Satchell is also going to be charged with numerous traffic violations.
EMS and law enforcement are on the scene of a chase and crash in Greenville at this hour.
It started shortly before noon.
Authorities were apparently trying to stop a car traveling at a high rate of speed when the car reportedly crashed near the intersection of Greenville Boulevard and Dickinson Avenue in Greenville. Officials tell WITN one person is in custody and another was injured. That person was being loaded in an ambulance.
WITN has a crew on the scene and will bring you the latest as it becomes available.