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Arrest made after Tarboro police cruiser flips over during chase

The crash happened after a police chase Monday afternoon.
The crash happened after a police chase Monday afternoon.(Viewer photo)
Published: Mar. 29, 2022 at 10:27 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 29, 2022 at 3:15 PM EDT
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TARBORO, N.C. (WITN) - An arrest has been made after a Tarboro police car flipped over following a car chase late Monday afternoon.

Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Chris Knox says the crash happened just before 5 p.m. at the intersection of US-64 Alt and Howard Avenue. He says a police officer and another driver were both involved in the crash.

Video shared with WITN shows the police cruiser flipped over on the side of the road and traffic backed up.

Knox says one person had minor injuries, although his or her identity has not been released.

Edgecombe County deputies said the chase began after they clocked a Dodge Charger at a high rate of speed on Springfield Road outside of Rocky Mount.

The vehicle wouldn’t stop and deputies chased it into Tarboro where the police department joined in. During the chase, deputies said the officer’s cruiser and another vehicle collided at the intersection. The woman in the other vehicle told WITN News that she was stopped at the light, and when it turned green she started into the intersection when the cruiser hit her. She said the police car did not have its lights or siren activated at the time.

Later that evening, an off-duty deputy spotted the Dodge Charger at the suspect’s home in Rocky Mount. Major Perry, of Deer Chase Drive, was charged with several offenses, including felony flee to elude arrest. He was given a $15,000 secured bond.

Major Perry
Major Perry(Edgecombe Co. Sheriff's Office)

WITN has reached out to Tarboro police multiple times to get more details on the crash. We will update this story as we learn more.

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