UPDATE: Greenville Man Named In Sunday Afternoon Car Chase

A Greenville man is accused of leading deputies on a chase in the middle of the afternoon, after they say they caught him breaking into a home.

Someone in the Cherry Oaks neighborhood reported suspicious activity on Sunday, which deputies said led to Smith's eventual arrest.

Investigators said 23-year-old Smith ran away from the Cherry Oaks neighborhood, where the break-in happened, and led lawmen on a chase reaching 60 miles-per-hour.

The chase ended along Charles Boulevard at Brook Road, where deputies said Smith wrecked in front of a house.

The break-in is still being investigated.

Smith is now facing a number of charges including felony flee to elude arrest, damage to property, and careless and reckless driving.

The Pitt County Detention Center shows the man has already bonded out of jail.

Online court calendars for Pitt County show Smith has court dates for traffic violations in both August and September.


The Pitt County Sheriff's Department say they've arrested Greenville resident Gary Smith and charged him with felony flee to allude, damage to property, driving while license revoked, and careless and reckless driving.

The 23-year-old is accused of leading deputies on a chase, traveling over sixty miles per hour following a reported breaking and entering incident. That situation is still under investigation.

It is unknown whether anyone was hurt during the car chase.
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Deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff's Department arrested a suspect following a breaking & entering incident and car chase Sunday afternoon.

Officials say the suspect fled from Cherry Oaks where the alleged breaking & entering as well as larceny was being committed, then led deputies on a chase to the area of Brook Rd. and Charles Blvd in Greenville.

The car driven by the suspect ended up in a woman's yard on Brook Rd. We talked to the woman who lives at the home, and she said she wasn't home when the incident happened.

We will continue to update you as information becomes available.