Chase ends in arrest

Published 9:22am Thursday, May 22, 2014

AHOSKIE – The theft of a dirt bike here Tuesday morning later led to a vehicle and foot chase before a suspect was arrested.

Following his arrest at a Lloyd Street residence on Tuesday, Dytwan Donnelle Chamblee is led away in handcuffs by Ahoskie Police Major Jimmy Asbell. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant
Following his arrest at a Lloyd Street residence on Tuesday, Dytwan Donnelle Chamblee is led away in handcuffs by Ahoskie Police Major Jimmy Asbell. Staff Photo by Cal Bryant

Dytwan Donnelle Chamblee, age 19 of 1003 Parker Avenue, Ahoskie, was jailed under a $33,000 secured bond on the charges of felony flee to elude arrest, common law obstruction of justice, and felony possession of a stolen vehicle. Additional charges (all misdemeanors) include failure to heed a blue light or siren, no operator’s license, and no motorcycle endorsement.

Chamblee is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Friday.

According to Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh, the arrest stems from a report filed at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday by a resident in the 700 block of East Stokes Street. Fitzhugh said that report dealt with the forcible break-in of a shed at that residence and the theft of a dirt bike.

At around 4 p.m. on Tuesday, APD Captain Michele Garrett positively identified the stolen dirt bike in the parking lot of the Duck-Thru convenience store on Academy Street.

“The operator of the bike, later identified as Mr. Chamblee, apparently saw Captain Garrett watching him and he took off from the store,” Fitzhugh said.

A vehicle pursuit on Ahoskie streets began at that point, which later turned into a foot chase when the suspect ditched the bike and attempted to elude officers on foot in the vicinity of Lloyd Street near Southern Bank.

“The suspect was seen going inside a residence on Lloyd Street,” Fitzhugh said. “Using several officers, we were able to set-up a perimeter around the residence. Once the perimeter was secured, officers went inside the residence and took Mr. Chamblee into custody.”

Fitzhugh commended his officers for a job well done as well as being able to recover the stolen dirt bike which has since been returned to its owner.

According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections, Chamblee was released from prison in late March of this year after serving a one-year sentence for felony larceny, a crime that occurred on Aug. 19, 2012 in Hertford County. He is currently on probation for that crime.

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