DEPUTIES: Woman Leads Them On High Speed Chase

A high speed police chase has landed a Beaufort County woman in jail.

Deputies have charged Audra Johnson of Pinetown with felony speeding to elude arrest, careless and reckless driving, speeding, injury to real property and resist, delay or obstruct an officer.

Deputies say last Thursday they were investigating a domestic assault in which neither side wanted to pursue charges. As Johnson was leaving the property, deputies say she began spinning her tires in the yard in circle patterns. They say she then left at a high rate of speed down Highway 32.

Lawmen tried to stop the woman, but say she led them on a chase at speeds estimated at near 100 miles per hour. Eventually the vehicle became disabled after striking a portion of the railroad tracks near Highway 32 and Ripp Highway.

The 34-year-old woman was jailed on an $18,000 secured bond.


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  • by ANON on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:41 PM
    BOCO Sheriffs department is constantly trying to make themselves look good. Knock it off!
  • by Old Blue Location: Beaufort Co. on Feb 1, 2012 at 11:08 AM
    I've read these comments and cannot really entertain them with any good sense. I have looked at other stories on this website and have seen alot of the same names commenting and with the same type of trash talking. Glad there's only 149 of you in ENC!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 1, 2012 at 06:12 PM in reply to Old Blue
      I AGREE WITH YOU.ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, LET THE GIRL AND HER FAMILY ALONE. I HAVE SEEN AND READ WAY FAR WORSE THAN THIS GIRL HAS DONE. YOU SAY YOU FEEL SORRY FOR HER CHILD, THEN KEEP YOUR MOUTHS SHUT.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 2, 2012 at 07:36 PM in reply to Old Blue
      right on old blue, people need to tend to their own business.
  • by been there on Jan 29, 2012 at 06:26 PM
    i had a boyfriend that i thought was mr. wonderful until he called the law on me. i had custody of my daughter at the time. now i am real lucky i get supervised visitation all because of him. if you care at all for your child you would get rid of him believe me if he called the law on you one time he will do it again and the next time you will serve some time i know. i don`t know you just trying to give you some advice.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 28, 2012 at 02:02 PM
    most of the pinetown res. that made the nice nasty remarks are in church every sunday, sunday night and wed. night. i have lived here most of my life and did not realize how cruel people can be.if this is how a christian community reacts then there should be alot of people at the altar sunday morning asking for forgiveness. its not only the girl you are hurting its her family as well. but who cares , its just something else for people to talk about. good day and god bless.
  • by amazed on Jan 27, 2012 at 04:11 PM
    someone told me one time that pinetown was nosey,gossiping,busybody little town i just didin`t know how much until now.
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      by ANON on Feb 2, 2012 at 08:41 PM in reply to amazed
      Ya think?
  • by Anonymous on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    let me see, hmm, this lady does a doughnut in a yard, speeds down the road, gets caught and suppose to have resisted arrest but the officers don`t explain how she resisted and yet another lady gets caught with far worse charges yet the officers or whom ever explaines that she not only bite an officer but continued to spit on them. now in my book thats far worse and resisting arrest. just remember when you speak neg. about people you get neg. results in your life. good day!!!!!!
  • by To BJ Greene Co on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:58 PM
    GCSO would stay at the 'SEEN" BCSO knows how to work the "SCENE". I don't think you will see many of those guys at KK or DD they are in great shape. I guess you wanted to share your intelligence.
  • by pinetown res Location: pinetown on Jan 25, 2012 at 06:27 PM
    Its a shame that her son even has to be "named" in these comments! He can't help her actions. He is innocent in all of this! She can be a good person yes..but she has some issues she needs to get some help with obviously. Whether it be mental or whatever...she seriously needs some kind of counseling. You don't just spin tires in front of law enforcement and speed 100 mph and come to a hault like you don't know what happened....sorry...you knew you were mad and you made a bad judgment call. You should of drove home like a senseable adult without the drama! Praying for her parents having to deal with this and praying her son doesn't have to hear any of this!!!! Hope you get the help you really need Audra...you are going to need it acting the way you did.
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      by Ray on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:39 AM in reply to pinetown res
      When a man points a finger at someone else he should remember four of his own are pointing at himself..;)
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        by pinetown res on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:09 PM in reply to Ray
        just stating facts...and you?
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          by Ray on Jan 27, 2012 at 07:40 AM in reply to pinetown res
          Stating facts?Rotflmao..Didnt know you were a psychologist. Yes agree,,her son shouldn't have been brought up in the comments..Evedently you don't know the whole story . So trying to put your medical advice into this,well its just making you look ignorant. Honey, if it aint your tail,don't wag it..
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          by To Ray on Jan 29, 2012 at 02:48 PM in reply to pinetown res
          apparantly you don't know the whole story either...Praying for this family.
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          by Ray on Feb 1, 2012 at 03:21 AM in reply to pinetown res
          Sorry to say once again you don't,maybe you need a new informer..You really need to rethink your comment.."Hope you get the help you need ,You ARE GOING TO NEED IT acting the way did."..Like i said don't point fingers and make your diagnoses...You are going to pray??Dont forget to pray for yourself.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:55 AM
    People really need to get a life! You know nothing about her or what she was going through and what made her do what she did! She is a really good and loving person and takes incredible care of her son!!! YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT HAPPENED IN HER LIFE THAT LEAD UP TO THIS EVENT! Major tragedies sometime over take our psyche, so show some sympathy for a fellow human being
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      by BFA on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM in reply to
      I agree...Alot of these negative comments are probably coming from some miserable people that lives are so distort that they have to pick on and abuse others to make them feel better about themselves..Dont Judge others unless you want to be judged.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 04:46 PM in reply to BFA
        AMEN TO THAT KEEP ON PREACHING THE TRUTH!!!!!!
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      by pinetown on Jan 27, 2012 at 06:42 AM in reply to
      ive heard and seen audra lash out at others through the years.trauma to her psyche or not i hope she learns to hold her tongue and speak kindly to others instead of using her words to hurt others.let this be a lessons to us all.
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        by BFA on Jan 27, 2012 at 08:04 AM in reply to pinetown
        Guess what????Ive heard you lashing out on others using hateful and abusive words as well...Guess you haven't learned your lesson yet..Great people talk about ideas,small people talk about others..
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          by pinetown on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:21 AM in reply to BFA
          getting your cliches off facebook?ive heard you lashing out at people too.like you just did to me.ill be praying for your anger issues.im sure youll be praying for love and forgiveness for everyone whos posted here.
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          by BFA on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:41 PM in reply to BFA
          My reply to PINETOWN-;)Facebook??Sorry darling, Just called having morals and values. Lashing out?Nah wrong again...Just like i said"Don't judge other unless YOU want to be judged".Did i lash out at a specific person.No..i commented on how people pick on others aren't right. What do u feel like you accomplished by saying i seen Audra lash out at people in the past??Really come on ,think about it..
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        by bc resident on Feb 2, 2012 at 07:20 PM in reply to pinetown
        bet you have never said a wrong word to anyone or ever got mad at anyone or did things without thinking. oh, thats right you are perfect. it sounds like the pot is calling the kettle black. hold your tongue and speak kindly to others. i think you need to reread your comment.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    Its funny how people can go out and race cars up and down the roads at high rates of speed putting lives in danger, 33 years ago teens were fun racing on market st. and killed three people, but someone leaves in anger yes putting herself as well as others in danger gets caught and its the worst thing in the world. all these people texting while driving are more at risk at killing someone than this lady was. To all you that have left bad comments look at your own life. Just remember if you have kids, don`t say not mine because it will be yours also to all those that left hateful comments just remember one thing, you are doing more damage to her her child and parents than she is. Just maybe you are jeoulous because you don`t have the family support she has. I know her family they are good people. Yes they are hurt and upset but their love and caring over come all the neg. comments. To all the ones that have spoke your comments in a kind way, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE. And to the neg. hateful comments, maybe you better ask him in to your life.
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      by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 08:21 AM in reply to
      Funny you should bring up texting and driving cause it seems as though she has a charge for that also, froam a few weeks prior. It's charged under her last married name not, not the last name used in this escapade!
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:52 AM in reply to
        how do you know so much about her driving record and her married life? i bet you don`t talk on your cell phone or text while driving either do you? you need to learn how to spell also.
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:19 PM in reply to
          If you're going to criticize someone else's spelling, maybe you should look at your grammar first (also).
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          by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:51 PM in reply to
          Excuse me I must have hit an extra key while I was typing that and driving!! Sounds to me you like you should look up the definition of hypocrite. It's not kind to judge, I don't text and drive it's illegal just like running from the law in a fit of rage. As for her driving record and married life everyone in four counties know about it! It doesn't take long for those poor poor pitiful me stories to get around!
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          by pinetown res on Jan 26, 2012 at 06:11 PM in reply to
          public information...go look on the NC public trial court website..you can find anyone you want who has a court case
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      by River on Jan 25, 2012 at 10:53 AM in reply to
      Go beat your bible somewhere else.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2012 at 11:29 AM in reply to River
        maybe you don`t even know what a bible is for. if you did you would beat it over your head so the words would sink in.
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