Man Leads Officers On Chase In Pitt County

A man recently charged with assault with a deadly weapon is now back in jail after he led officers on a chase in Pitt County on Saturday.

According to NC Highway Patrol a trooper was traveling on Memorial Drive around 8:45 a.m. Saturday when he noticed a vehicle's tag was not fastened correctly. The trooper ran the tag and it showed the insurance had been cancelled on the car. When the trooper tried to stop the driver, the driver took off.

A 17 mile chase ensued. It started on Memorial Drive near Airport Rd. then went onto NC 43 North where they went towards Edgecombe county. The driver did a u-turn and went back towards Greenville. Finally around 30 minutes later the suspect was boxed in on Memorial Drive near the intersection of Arlington Blvd. He jumped out of the car and ran but several troopers and deputies caught him.

That man, 51-year-old James Moore Jr. of Greenville, was arrested. He's been charged with felony speed to elude arrest, reckless driving, and insurance and tag violation. He was given a $17,000 dollar bond.

According to the Pitt County Detention Center Moore was previously in jail back in July 2011 on an assault with a deadly weapon charge.

During the chase the top speeds were up to 70 to 75 mph in the county. In the city the top speeds were up to 50 mph.

There was a minor wreck between a trooper and Greenville Police car during the chase.

No one was injured during the chase.


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  • by car chase 101 Location: ENC on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:19 AM
    I always thought running from cops in a vehicle was stupid. But.... kids.... if your gonna do it....try to bail before the entire force is on your......you know.
  • by Bond? James Bond! on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:05 PM
    The bond should be higher...because he MIGHT be a flight risk...ya think?
  • by me Location: nc on Jan 22, 2012 at 05:53 PM
    Good job flash. Way to run him down.
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      by Esquire on Jan 23, 2012 at 05:09 AM in reply to me
      Run me down in the process and find out what personal liability really means.
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        by Anonymous on Jan 23, 2012 at 06:49 AM in reply to Esquire
        Did you miss the part about having no insurance? You'd never get a dime except from your own un/underinsured policy.
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          by Esquire on Jan 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM in reply to
          A settlement for half of your salary for life will do just fine.
  • by TheyAreLostAndCanNeverBeFound on Jan 22, 2012 at 04:12 PM
    This be a 57 year old men.He run away cause he might not want to gos to prison for somethem stupid he did not do.Somebody say his car be worth something.What will he have if they sell his car to the school.He be back on the screets trying to make money to by another car an the same mess start all ovber again.That be the never ending way Democracks work in our courts system.
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      by Cracker Barrel on Jan 22, 2012 at 06:51 PM in reply to TheyAreLostAndCanNeverBeFound
      You da man my brother. He jus misunna stood, no wat I mean? Jus sayin
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      by Anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 at 10:09 PM in reply to TheyAreLostAndCanNeverBeFound
      The only clue I get that this might be sarcasm is the "Democracks" comment. The portrayed writer isn't very likely to complain about the political party that keeps him down because most will never realize it as a source. I really hope this was intended to be sarcastic.
  • by What? Location: Greenville on Jan 22, 2012 at 03:01 PM
    I witnessed this chase end. It ended behind CAMELOT INN on Memorial Drive...unless there were 2 high speed chases in Greenville Saturday morning that ended at 9am.......He was an idiot all those lives he endangered.... GREAT JOB NCSHP, GPD, and PCSO.
  • by stop strips on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    Ladies, you don't need to play bumper cars at taxpayer's expense to catch a 51 year old out for a Sunday drive.
  • by anon Location: none ya on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:28 PM
    And we the tax payer's will pay for all of this, including full lodging and his attorney fee's. Just a wonderful thing to spend our money on huh? Too bad he did not hit a tree, then that would have been poetic justice!
  • by garris Location: ayden on Jan 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
    Well the county has a car they can sell & give the money to the schools.
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