Man arrested after Pitt County homicide investigation leads to vehicle chase

Published: Jan. 15, 2021 at 7:38 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 16, 2021 at 10:36 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville teen faces numerous charges after a high-speed chase with deputies from the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office who were investigating a homicide on Friday. This happened around 3:00 p.m. Friday.

They say the car could be connected to Wednesday night’s fatal shooting of 20-year-old Marshayla Pasley.

Sheriff's office stops vehicle of interest in homicide following chase.
Sheriff's office stops vehicle of interest in homicide following chase.(WITN)

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies attempted to stop the car on Independence Blvd. at North Memorial Drive in Greenville. They say the car sped-up, leading them on a high-speed pursuit.

The Sheriff’s Office says a deputy was finally able to stop the car when it merged onto a ramp on NC Highway 264 toward Vidant Hospital.


The driver, identified as 19-year-old Tyquavious Cummings, jumped and ran but was quickly taken into custody.

Stolen firearms were found in the car.

Cummings is charged with speeding 100 in a 45 MPH school zone, felony flee to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, resist, delay, and obstruct, two counts of possession of a stolen firearm, two counts of carrying a concealed gun, breaking or entering of a motor vehicle and larceny of a firearm.

He is being held under a $500,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing.

The Sheriff’s Office says Pasley was in her home on Long Drive when someone shot into it from outside, killing her and injuring her three-year-old son Chase.

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