Man Charged After Troopers Say He Avoided Greenville Checkpoint

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A routine license check turned into a chase over the weekend when the suspect took off while authorities say he threw drug paraphernalia and a weapon out the window.

Troopers say on Saturday 35-year-old Raymark Bembury avoided their check points set up on Stantonsburg Road in Greenville around 11:45 p.m. Troopers followed him and say he threw a weapon and scales from his vehicle and later ran into a ditch and then tried to run off, but he was tased and arrested.

Bembury faces several charges, including possession of a firearm by a felon. He's in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100 thousand dollar bond.


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  • by jim on Mar 23, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    i hate to tell you but license check points are not legal fourth amendment right. they already know who your are when they run your plate,they can tell if you have insurance, and can pull up a picture of the person owns the car or truck just by the tag.on your vehicle.they know all of this,just by your tags,drunk driving is a crime and he should be held accountable.but these are not legal and a smart lawyer will get the charges dropped.read the fourth amendment.no state law overturns this fact.i do not drink so this checks are a pain to me.what was there probable cause think about it.
  • by Juat saying!!!!! Location: Pitt County on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:40 PM
    where was the checkpoint?I went down Stantonsburg road, to make sure they did'nt do him him DIRTY!!! I just came off the high way, and pulled in the gas Station. He came off the same high way about 5mins after me,The police cut him off down Stantonsburg Rd. almost to the store.Just saying where was the checkpoint tell me PLEASE!!!!! I wont to no how I missed it.....
  • by misleading! on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:27 PM
    the title makes it sound like the man performed a legal avoidance of a checkpoint..the story says otherwise!
  • by CRASH on Mar 20, 2012 at 09:50 AM
    GOOD JOB MEN, GIVE THEM HELL!
  • by Gary on Mar 20, 2012 at 09:44 AM
    Hope they didn't ask him for is ID we know what that would be called!
  • by shawanda Location: greenville on Mar 20, 2012 at 06:33 AM
    That boy has like 6 felony's and all are drug related,he's my baby dady and will always love him,hope to see him soon.
  • by Formerly O.L.I. Location: ENC on Mar 20, 2012 at 05:28 AM
    This is a perfect example of how these checkpoints are justified. He would not have been caught otherwise. Checkpoints do not bother me, other than a little hold up in time.
  • by The way troopers have been acting on Mar 20, 2012 at 04:43 AM
    he'll get off in court....
  • by you Location: idiot on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:03 AM
    please could you tell a few more people i.e felons possessing firearms and drug dealers how to avoid checkpoints. use your brain!
  • by Not How To Do It on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:32 PM
    I've avoided several of these in my past. The only real way is to park it for a while. Not that I was what I would call "drunk", but I didn't want to take a chance. I turned down the next road I saw and pulled over for several minutes (at least 30). Worked every time. They don't stay in one spot, too long...and the time they do it is limited sometimes no more than 2-3 hours, rarely more. (word gets around quick). Luckily for me, I've never been stopped.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:11 AM in reply to Not How To Do It
      yeah right there's always a convenient road right before the check point....you win the bright light comment of the day.
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      by NO drunks! on Mar 20, 2012 at 03:15 AM in reply to Not How To Do It
      I have long since lost count of times I have called the police on drunk or open-container drivers. Before cell phones I would write down the vehicle info and dial 911 from the nearest pay phone. Over limit drivers DESERVE jail and to have their lives disrupted or ruined.
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      by Washington mom on Mar 20, 2012 at 07:41 AM in reply to Not How To Do It
      "Not what you would call "drunk""???? I don't care how drunk you don't think you are....If you drink and get behind the wheel I want you to get caught!!! Checkpoints won't bother you if you're not breaking the law. Maybe you should think instead of drink next time.
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      by Driver on Mar 20, 2012 at 08:37 AM in reply to Not How To Do It
      I pulled into a store parking lot trying to avoid one because my drivers license expired for around 5 months.I was so busy at work I could not get the time off to renew them.Anyway it did not work for me.Time I walked back out of the store a trooper was parked beside my trans am waiting for me.There is no such thing as luck,at least where I stand.
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