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Felony Speeding by Juvenile Leads to Forfeiture

After a high-speed chase in Whiteville in the early morning hours on Feb 28th, a juvenile was taken into custody and charged with felony flee to elude, as well as seven other traffic violation citations.

According to Columbus County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Michele Tatum, despite being signaled by the officer, “the vehicle failed to stop.” A pursuit ensued with the Nissan traveling at speeds of up to 115 miles per hour in a 45 mile-per-hour zone. The driver, a 16-year-old, failed to stop at a stop sign, and failed to stop at a red light during the chase, according to the incident report. The chase ended at 2121 Pine Log Road. The Nissan driven by the defendant was seized by the Sheriff’s office under North Carolina's “run and done” law. Felony speeding to elude arrest becomes property which is subject to forfeiture.” The 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged with Flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, Speeding (115 in a 45), Driving with No Operators License, and several charges stemming from traffic violations.

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