Burglary Suspect Dies Fleeing From State Trooper

A suspected burglar is dead after deputies say he tried to make his getaway early Wednesday morning.

Wayne County deputies say Trooper Bennie Grady was heading home just after midnight when he spotted a suspicious vehicle at a neighbor's home on Rosewood Road. As the state trooper was getting out of his cruiser, they say Dustin Mitchell of Princeton ran out of the home, jumped in his car and took off.

Deputies say by the time the trooper caught up to Mitchell he found the man dead after his vehicle crashed into a tree. They say some stolen property was recovered after the crash.


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  • by Who is to blame? Location: Princeton on Nov 23, 2010 at 10:17 AM
    This situation is very controversal. Yes, he was stealing..but I mean really, drugs make people not act like themselves..which is no excuse to steal, but just so you know - your tax paying dollars will support his son, so save your rude remarks and choke on them.
  • by MST Location: selma on Nov 22, 2010 at 03:25 PM
    Grew up with this guy...r.i.p. man...good times at micro pine level...to bad he went down the wrong path, but it is what it is...r.i.p man
  • by K&M Location: Princeton on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:05 AM
    Dustin lived right next door to us for a few weeks before he passed away and he stole our dog and returned him!! Everybody has issues of their own...nobodys perfect! Some of yall should be ashamed of the comments your leaving...It doesnt matter whether youre a good person or a bad person. It can happen to any of us at any time! Lets have a little sympathy especially for his son that will be without his father!! R.I.P Dustin Ray Mitchell
  • by melissa Location: princeton nc on Nov 18, 2010 at 08:02 PM
    yall need to watch wat yall say cuz that cud of happen to ur family too.....and by the way the young man ur talkin about was my family member so watch wat u say...rip dustin we love and miss u
  • by Justice Location: Rosewood on Nov 17, 2010 at 02:04 PM
    That joker stole my husband's tools that we had gotten after we got married. And I'd like to think him because we collected money for our home owners insurance and made $100 out of the deal. Also I now know how to load and operate my husband's shot gun! At least I want be scared to death at 2:30 in the morning again by some crazy person knocking in my garage door!
  • by renee Location: princeton on Nov 12, 2010 at 07:05 AM
    Yall are some rude heartless humans!! what if this happens to someone in ur family dont never say it wont cause I bet my heart and soul someone in ur family steals and this could be them so keep your ruthless thoughts to urself!! RIP DUSTIN RAY MITCHELL GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
  • by k Location: roanoke rapids on Nov 10, 2010 at 02:01 PM
    It really dont have anything to do about welfare or anything of the such. God bless you on being raise correctly but everybody arent as bless as you mr.dave. How do you know this will not happen to your family. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK. because you really dont know. You dont know what will happen to you in the next very minute....Be Bless
  • by Dave Location: Morehead on Nov 9, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    To K. Spare me the what ifs. I was raised correctly. I am a responsible tax paying citizen with a job, instead of a product of welfare society. The same will not happen to any of my family.
  • by K Location: roanoke Rapids on Nov 9, 2010 at 10:59 AM
    To mr. Dave what if that was your son? How would you feel? We all know that some people make some bad choices in life. But no one deserves to die think twice before you speak becasue the same could happen to YOu....God Bless You
  • by Dave Location: Morehead on Nov 8, 2010 at 05:59 AM
    A scumbag robber got what he deserved and we don't need to waste money on putting him in jail. Sorry...no sympathy here, he made his choice to rob someone instead of getting a real job.
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