Trooper says he disarmed Marine after high speed chase

Published: Apr. 16, 2018 at 12:06 PM EDT
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A Marine had to be disarmed after he wrecked his vehicle following a high speed chase this weekend in Carteret County, according to the Highway Patrol.

Trooper Ryan Onofrio says Saturday afternoon he clocked Lance Corporal Michael Sells going 123 miles per hour on 9 Mile Road outside of Newport.

The trooper says when he got turned around, the Marine was making a turn onto Highway 24. The 19-yer-old crashed his vehicle near the Lowes Food in Cape Carteret.

Onofrio says as he approached Sells to arrest him, the Marine was trying to load a rifle with a round that was in his hand. The trooper was able to disarm the Marine and arrest him.

Sells was charged with resisting a public officer and felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. The Marine was given a $1,000 bond and was due in court today.

Camp Lejeune says Sells, from Portage, Ohio, is a machinegunner, attached to Weapons Platoon, I Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Marines.