Troopers: Couple Steals Electric Truck

Efforts to restore power ran into a roadblock after authorities say two people stole an electric truck and led troopers on a chase through three counties.

NC Highway Patrol Troopers say around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon Merritt Lee and Amber Hansen stole a Four County Electric pickup truck in Maplesvillle in Pender County.

Troopers attempted to pull the truck over in Beulaville, Duplin County

Troopers say Hansen jumped from the pickup on Highway 241 as it was going 40 miles per hour.

Lee continued to drive the pickup into the town of Pink Hill in Lenoir County to an apartment complex. Lee also jumped from the truck and ran through woods and into a mobile home where he was arrested.

Both Lee & Hansen are behind bars.

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  • by blessed23 Location: Raleigh on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:38 PM
    We should be praying for them. If you have never sinned then you talk but sis is sin and wrong is wrong!
  • by FedUp II Location: Greenville on Sep 2, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    Can't hide Stupid!
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 1, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    These scumbags deserve to get electrocuted and left laying down with no help. Their actions could have really killed someone whether it was the driving or causing someone to get a heatstroke due to the lack of power thanks to those pathetic jerks.
  • by KK Location: Greenville on Aug 31, 2011 at 04:00 PM
    Put them in a Jail Cell with no food, water or power for 2 weeks and lets see how they feel. Don't forget to take the toilet away from them to.
  • by Tuco Location: Martin on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:28 PM
    To rapper: I don't see how they could be republicans. Republicans were all working.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 31, 2011 at 12:18 PM
    Copper jackpot!!!
  • by c-had 2 MARINE MAN Location: POLICE STATE NC on Aug 31, 2011 at 11:33 AM
  • by rapper Location: wilson on Aug 31, 2011 at 09:16 AM
    Dumb rednecks try to steal a truck with equipment intended to restore a much needed utility service to the community in general. Real "down home neighborly" attitude. Must have been a couple of Republicans.
  • by me Location: NC on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:34 AM
    OMG,can we please see mugshots?
  • by it's electric Location: bath on Aug 31, 2011 at 07:08 AM
    Whoo hooo! Come on baby let's steal us a power truck!
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