Suspect Steals Patrol Car and Escapes

A man who has escaped from police before, has done it again, this time by stealing a police patrol car and driving away in Currituck County. Now a manhunt is underway for Johnnie Ray Mizelle. Authorities say he was in the back of a patrol car and managed to escape from the holding cage and gained control of the vehicle. The officer was outside of the car at the time. Mizelle was originally taken into custody because an officer stopped to help a disabled vehicle, and when he looked at the driver, he noticed it was Mizelle, who was wanted in Chowan County for numerous charges.