A State Highway Patrol Trooper responding to a shooting at 11:25 p.m. Saturday night came across the suspect before he had a chance to reach the scene of the call. A high speed chase then ensued in Pitt County, it ended in a crash and the suspect behind bars.
The Highway Patrol was called in to assist a report of a shooting at a mobile home park on Briley Road. As one of the Troopers was responding with his lights and sirens on, he pulled up behind a vehicle that would not move aside to let the officer pass. The driver of the vehicle, 23-year-old Dennis Jamaal Bradley, then ran a stop sign at the intersection of Highway 33 and Old River Road. Once Bradley ran the stop sign, the trooper pursued the vehicle, but Bradley still refused to pull over.
Troopers say Bradley ran every stop sign and red light during the 6 to 7 minute chase and at some points reached speeds of 80 miles per hour. The chase ended when Bradley ran a red light at the intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Hooker Road and was T-boned by another vehicle. Bradley's car then ran into a third car, he then jumped out of his car and fled on foot. He was arrested behind a house within seconds. Three other people involved in the crash were taken to the hospital.
Officials believe Bradley was involved in the shooting at the mobile home park on Briley Road that they were initially responding to. A gun was found inside his vehicle.
Bradley was charged with felony speed to elude, felony hit and run, DWI, aggressive driving, resist, obstruct and delay and carrying a concealed weapon. He was placed in the Pitt County Detention Center. His bond has been set at $16,000 dollars.