UPDATE: Motel Room Meth Lab Suspect, Now Charged In High Speed Chase

The Highway Patrol confirms a suspect busted for manufacturing methamphetamine at a Kill Devil Hills motel is back in jail after a high-speed chase along U.S. 64.

Troopers say the chase started Friday night when a pickup truck driven by Joseph Forbes Jr. turned around as it approached a checkpoint in Tyrrell County. Forbes had just gotten out of jail on the meth charge. Troopers say another suspect in the meth case, Beverly Howell, was a suspect in the case.

Deputies chased the truck into Washington County at speeds up to 95 miles an hour. Troopers say Forbes swerved at 2 deputies before running into a ditch. Neither of the troopers was injured.

Howell was injured and taken to Vidant Medical Center.

Forbes now faces multiple counts in connection with the chase.

Three people were arrested last week for manufacturing methamphetamine inside a coastal motel room, according to The Virginian-Pilot newspaper.

The paper reports, 50-year-old Sammy Bowles Jr., 41-year-old Joseph Forbes and 43-year-old Beverly Howell were arrested for making meth in a motel room in Kill Devil Hills.

Officials did not release the name of the hotel where this was taking place, but that the crime scene did not require a hazardous-materials response.

The newspaper said the group was using a small scale method to make the meth.

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