Wilson man charged with impersonating an officer during police chase

WILSON, N.C. (WITN) -- A Wilson man has been charged with impersonating an officer after aiding a police chase last month.

According to the Wilson Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle for a possible murder suspect inside the car shortly after 11 p.m. on October 5th at the Food Mart on Ward Boulevard.

As officers approached, the vehicle with five males inside left the scene.

Authorities say they chased the vehicle for approximately two miles, before the driver of a black Ford Taurus with blue lights pinned the suspect vehicle between it and the lead police vehicle.

The driver of the Taurus, David Adams, 30, ordered the driver of the suspect vehicle out of the car at gunpoint. Adams then handcuffed the suspect and began searching him.

Unsure of his law enforcement status, officers ordered Adams to stop. He left the scene before speaking with officers.

Authorities arrested Adams Wednesday after determining he was not a sworn-in officer.

Police say a handgun was thrown the suspect vehicle during the chase, and they are investigating possible related charges.

All five suspects inside the car were arrested on various charges.

One of the men, Jamail Barnes, 18, is the brother of the murder suspect authorities were searching for.

Anyone with information can contact the Wilson Police Department at 252-399-2323 or Crime Stoppers at 252-243-2255.