NEW INFO: Man Arrested After 3-County High Speed Chase Dies

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

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.


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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.

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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.


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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.


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  • by liltee Location: wilson on Oct 30, 2011 at 03:04 PM
    omg! i did not know he died like that. i never saw this on the news or anything. someone told me that he was in jail n he needed insulin or something and they didnt give it to him and he died. I was on the computer and something told me to google his name and thats when i ran across this article. I still cant believe he's gone. his family is still in my prayers
  • by chakiesha Location: whereva on Dec 27, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    man i miss my kuzo ron, holidays aint tha same without u and gma ! dang ya death still seam so unreal, i love and miss u fam, save a place up there 4 me, and take care of grandma ! peace !
  • by kiki Location: selma on Dec 4, 2010 at 04:15 PM
    r.i.p taye you will always be missed and i will never forget about you.....love always ur ex girlfriend kiki
  • by Angry Location: Washington on Oct 25, 2010 at 09:21 AM
    I know thats right Kee they act like Ron murdered somebody. RIP Ron u are greatly missed. Like Tonya said it still dont seem real...
  • by chakiesha Location: jamesville on Oct 24, 2010 at 06:18 PM
    listen everyone Rontaye was my 1st cousin, and i miss him so much< like o gurl said Rontaye had a big heart and would do anything for anybody< so yall should keep my cusin name out ya mouth!!!! if you aint got nothing good to say< then dont say ntn at all!!! str8 like dat!
  • by Dana Location: Kenly on Oct 24, 2010 at 05:46 PM
    RIP Taye
  • by Tonya Location: NC on Oct 24, 2010 at 08:44 AM
    I don't think people are trying to make an excuse for what Rontaye did but the people who are commenting good things about him are people who actually knew him. We know that he would tell a joke and have you laughing for hours or that he loved helping people. He made a lot of terrible mistakes in his life...im just sorry that this one cost him his life. People shouldn't judge him for what he did...thats the man upstairs job. RIP Taye I will forever miss you...smh still doesn't seem real.
  • by ANGRY Location: Washington on Oct 22, 2010 at 11:32 AM
    To who ever made that comment back to me... First of all if he did kill one of my family members yes i would be upset but i would not be up here saying he did what he did and he should of died like some of you ignorant people are saying. But Ron did not kill anybody so thats not the issue here. Just because he robbed a house and went on a high speed chase does not mean he deserve to die. Some of you ignorant people up here making comments act like he murdered somebody. RIP Ron and to the family please dont worr about what these ignorant people are saying they dont know any better until there are in the situation yall are in at this point and time.
  • by tina Location: l town on Oct 21, 2010 at 07:44 PM
    i knew rontaye too.. and lyke tonya said he had the BIGGEST heart and he would help u out if u needed it..my prayers are goin out to his family.. we miss and love ya rontaye
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Oct 21, 2010 at 07:27 PM
    To: Truth Be Told, WWWHHhoooaaa!!!. I can't believe you made the statement, "He made have broken into someone's home, but who knows he could have been trying to feed his family." Are you serious. Is that how he was raised? I am truly sorry that he died & I pray that God comforts his family. But WHOEVER, you are off your rocker! Your comments are SSSSSOOOOOO typical. Try being a solution to the many problems we have in this country where morals are slowing becoming extinct instead of being part of them. People like you are always blaming the "You People" for your station in life. Quit blaming others for your mistakes and lack of motivation in life. SUCK IT UP.
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