NEW INFO: Teen Arrested For High-Speed Chase Had Old Charges

While one teenager awaits his day in court after an alleged high-speed chase, court records show he was already facing charges before he hit the gas on Monday.

Sergeant Sales with the Highway Patrol said he clocked Tydren Gilliam doing 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on NC 11 near North Pitt High School.

According to Sgt. Sales, the 18-year-old would not pull over, then turned off the highway onto back roads into Martin County. Gilliam slammed on the brakes and swerved into a trooper's patrol car. At one point, the trooper's vehicle got stuck while the teen's Honda Civic kept going.

Additional patrolmen joined the chase into Williamston and then Bertie County.

Investigators said Gilliam tried again to ram troopers as they boxed him in near Saint Francis Road. That is when he lost control and crashed.

Sales said, at one point, Gilliam was going 105 miles per hour in a 35.

A check of records shows the 18-year-old is also currently facing charges in Pitt County for larceny by anti-inventory device and obtaining property by false pretense.

The teen is being held on $275,000 bond.

His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Charges are also pending against the owner of the car for letting Gilliam take the vehicle without a license.


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A teenager is in custody, after ramming Highway Patrol cruisers and reaching speeds upwards of 100 miles per hour during a chase Monday afternoon.

Sergeant Sales with The Highway Patrol says he clocked Tydren Gilliam doing 79 in a 55 mile-per-hour zone on NC 11 near North Pitt High School.

Sales said the 18-year-old refused to pull over, then turned off the highway, and took several back roads into Martin County. Gilliam slammed on the brakes and swerved into a trooper's patrol car. Both vehicles ended up in a field.

The trooper's vehicle got stuck and the suspect's Honda Civic was just able to get away. Other troopers continued to pursue Gilliam into Williamston and then into Bertie County.

Gilliam tried again to ram troopers as they boxed him in near Saint Francis Road. That's when he lost control of the car and crashed.

Sales said, at one point, Gilliam was going 105 miles per hour in a 35.

The teen is being held on $275,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

Charges are also pending against the owner of the car for letting Gilliam take the vehicle without a license.


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