NEW INFO: High Speed Chase Lands Man In Jail

There's new information about Saturday night's high speed chase by lawmen in Beaufort County.

Deputies have charged Carolino Perez with felony flee to elude arrest, DWI, injury to real property and no operators license.

A news release says around 9:10 p.m. Saturday night, deputies went to a domestic assault call on Hickory Drive. A deputy tried to talk with a man sitting in a SUV that was parked in front of the victim's home, but the vehicle sped off.

Deputies say they began chasing the SUV down River Road, with the vehicle driving around 80 miles per hour. As the SUV approached Asbury Church Road, the vehicle lost control, jumped a curb, struck a parked vehicle and then crashed into the La Guadelupana Tienda Mexicana store.

Deputies say two people inside the parked vehicle escaped injury, while the store employee received minor injuries from a door as she left the building.

The 24-year-old Perez was treated at the hospital before being arrested. He's in the Beaufort County jail on a $25,300 bond.

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The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office says a vehicle chase between a suspect and a Sheriff’s Deputy resulted in a crash into a grocery store.

Crews on the scene say at least one person was trapped when a Ford Explorer SUV collided with a vehicle before crashing into a grocery store in Beaufort County Saturday night. It happened about 930 p.m. at the store at the corner of River Road and Asbury Church road.

Beaufort County Sheriff Alan Jordan tells WITN that deputies were responding to an assault call at River Road Estates mobile home park when the suspect took off and a brief chase ensued. The suspect, who faces numerous charges, lost control, hit a vehicle with two passengers and then crashed into the grocery store. They were treated for minor injuries on scene.

A person closing the grocery store was injured when the vehicle struck the building. Both she and the suspect were transported to Beaufort County Medical Center.

Multiple fire rescue and law enforcement units responded to the scene.

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  • by xyz Location: NC on Jan 31, 2010 at 03:09 AM
    Regardless of sex, age or ethnic background law breakers should be punished, PERIOD. There are a few comments that are racially inflammatory but the great moderator decided that it is OK to call a Mexican a beaner. Those are the same ones that make fun of their(NOT there) accent. It should also be pointed that those same individuals can't spell opportunity(oppertunity?) correctly. Another one said sentence him to Mexico. How about sending him back? Finally the improper use of there and their in a sentence never stops, sad or pathetic take your pick. Is there anything called false arrogance?
  • by Harry on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:41 AM
    From a little that I've read, States that do not work with federal authorities to identify latino lawbreakers have a growing problem with gang activity/crime. MS-13, etc. They flock to cities and rural areas of states like NC. Some of gang members actually work in construction and other labor jobs during the day for low wages and make the "bonus" bucks commiting criminal acts at night and on weekends. Before they started cracking down on them in VA, one gang member of MS-13 was working at an elementary school. NC needs to work closer with the Feds.
  • by anonymous on Jan 29, 2010 at 05:27 AM
    my husband is mexican and i would not give nothing in thw world for him this stuff like this makes the good ones look bad
  • by anonymous on Jan 28, 2010 at 06:31 PM
    please get these beaners before they take over
  • by NC Native Location: El Paso, TX on Jan 27, 2010 at 07:20 PM
    To Ron: Sheriff Joe Arpaio is in Maricopa Co, Arizona and I agree, is an awesome sheriff. We need immigration laws enforced on local levels and deportation conducted more heavily. Call it being racist if you want, but we need to take our country back. Our quality of life will continue to suffer as long as we allow these criminals to remain in this society. It will cost much less to deport them all than to allow them to stay and totally ruin our medical, education and assistance systems by obtaining benefits that illegal aliens should have no right to to begin with. WAKE UP AMERICA.......WE ARE IN TROUBLE.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 26, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    To "No Amnesty" in Kinston: I agree with you 100%. By the way, can you give me your number so this July when I need some help farming my tobacco field I can call you up? I sure would appreciate it.
  • by No Amnesty Location: Kinston on Jan 25, 2010 at 08:22 PM
    I guess he just came here to live the American Dream, huh? At least that's what we're told. We're living the nightmare of how uncontrolled illegal immigration is destroying this country more and more everyday. Wake up America. We have to demand that our borders be secured and our immigration laws be enforced. We can no longer tolerate the arrogance of these people who disrespect our laws and downgrade our quality of life.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 25, 2010 at 04:26 PM
    Really Vance? That was a little racist. It looks more like you cut yourself shaving your uni-brow.
  • by Vance on Jan 25, 2010 at 03:14 PM
    Is this a Mexican male with cut on his forhead or a Muslim woman trying to hide her RED DOT.
  • by to the haters Location: belhaven on Jan 25, 2010 at 02:54 PM
    why cant we all just get along? everytime someone makes a comment some smarty gets peed and gets ugly up here. be nice it will get you further. to all police officers, your doing a fine job. keep the good work and thanks for your service.

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