Chase Ends With Suspect Tazed

A police chase over the weekend that started in Greenville ended in Martin County with a man being tazed.

The Pitt County Highway Patrol says the chase started Friday before midnight.

John Williamgham -- a wanted armed robbery suspect, was spotted by a convenience store clerk. When police got there -- they chased him on Highway 11 at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour for 30 minutes.

The Highway Patrol used stop sticks to try to get the car to stop. But that didn't stop Williamgham. Troopers say law enforcement had to draw their guns on the 42 year-old before he was finally tazed and taken into custody.

Williamgham now faces felony charges.

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  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Jan 29, 2010 at 03:00 AM
    Hey Robert, what radio station was the chase on...WRNS? WSFL? ...or do you have XM?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    Yall are just so ugly!!!!!!a mans life was taken! he didnt hert anyone! and from what i know the cops tazed him multiple times!
  • by peter Location: gvegas on Jan 26, 2010 at 12:36 PM
    haha rob i was thinking the same thing
  • by me on Jan 26, 2010 at 10:25 AM
    Robert, i witnessed the chase and the capture. GREAT JOB to all law enforcement involved.
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:38 AM
    Lol. That makes a little more sense. Thanks for filling in the gap, Robert.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Jan 26, 2010 at 09:09 AM
    Way to take the thug away and throw him in the slammer.
  • by robert Location: shiloh on Jan 26, 2010 at 03:34 AM
    he was tazed after he wrecked his car ,jumped out and was running on foot.i was listening to the chase on the radio.
  • by Rob Location: Greenville on Jan 26, 2010 at 02:00 AM
    I did not realize that Pitt County had thier own Highway Patrol. I wonder if they compete with the NCHP for funds?
  • by Truth Location: Reality on Jan 25, 2010 at 06:51 PM
    Hmm. There seems to be an important part of the story missing. To be sure he wasn't tazed whilst being chased down the highway at over 100 mph. That would be some REAL talent! haha
  • by Cuff'em and Stuff'em on Jan 25, 2010 at 05:26 PM
    Way to go LE! Keep up the great work!

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