Foot chase ends in arrest

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 20, 2008

AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man learned you can’t outrun the police.

Following a short foot chase here Tuesday afternoon, Marco Montez Eure, 23 of 121 Garfield Mitchell Road, was arrested and charged with two crimes. Additionally, he was served with three outstanding warrants.

Those warrants were what apparently led Eure to make his ill-fated get-away.

According to Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh, Eure was spotted in the parking lot of an Academy Street convenience store by APD Sgt. Andres Snape and Officer T. Ruffin.

“Sgt. Snape knew Mr. Eure by face and also knew Mr. Eure had three outstanding warrants against him not yet served,” Fitzhugh said. “As Sgt. Snape and Officer Ruffin approached Mr. Eure in the parking lot, Mr. Eure fled on foot towards West Street.”

After a brief chase, which was joined by APD Captain Michele Garrett, Eure was overtaken and apprehended.

During a search of his person, Eure was found in possession of cocaine. That prompted a felony charge of possession of cocaine with intent to sell and deliver. Additionally, he was charged with resist, delay and obstruct. Eure’s bond was set at $22,500 on those two charges.

In regards to the outstanding warrants, Eure was wanted for failing to pay child support (which carried a $1,200 bond) as well as robbery with a dangerous weapon and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. The bond amount for the latter two charges is not known.

Eure’s court date is scheduled for March 18.

“I appreciate the efforts of my officers to ensure that this man was taken off the streets,” Fitzhugh said.