Fleeing B&E suspect fails to elude arrest

Published 6:47 pm Saturday, August 29, 2009

AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man faces a long list of charges after his failed attempt to elude arrest.

Kim Lamont Weaver, 25, of 117 Malibu Drive was taken into custody in the early morning hours of Aug. 16 after leading Ahoskie Police officers on a short chase by vehicle.

That chase, which ended at the intersection of Church and Catherine streets, led to the charges of felony speed to elude arrest, failure to stop for a blue light and siren, failing to stop at a stop sign, driving while license revoked, careless and reckless driving, injury to personal property and resist, delay, obstruct.

Patrol Officer Michael Fedock of the Ahoskie Police Department was responding to a call concerning a suspicious in the area of Everett and Ruritan streets. He spotted the suspect vehicle and performed a traffic stop. As he was exiting his vehicle to approach the suspect car, that vehicle sped off.

Fedock’s report showed the suspect vehicle “operating in a careless and reckless manner” along the route of Myers Street and Catherine Creek Road. At one point, according to Fedock’s report, the suspect vehicle entered a private driveway, nearly striking parked vehicles.

At some point of the chase, joined by other APD officers, a passenger in the suspect vehicle exited the car and fled on foot. The identity of that person is not known.

Once the vehicle was stopped at Church and Catherine streets, APD officers noticed items of interest inside the car. That prompted APD Lt. Jeremy Roberts to return to the area from where the suspicious vehicle call was made. There he discovered a residential break-in. The items in the Weaver vehicle were later determined to have allegedly been stolen from that residence.

That led to additional charges being lodged against Weaver – breaking-and-entering and felonious larceny. His total bond was set at $33,500 secured.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh commended the officers involved in this case.