Drug suspect flees

Published 8:26 am Saturday, March 12, 2011

WINDSOR – Bertie County authorities are looking for a man who resisted arrest and fled Friday.

James Edward Speller, II, 33 of Governor’s Road in Windsor, is being sought on four felony counts including drug related charges.

James Edward Speller, II

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley said Speller fled from officers after being arrested.

“He agreed to lead officers to another suspect and, upon arriving at the location, he jumped and ran,” Sheriff Holley said.

Speller had been arrested after Narcotics Officer Brian Edmondson of the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about the suspect and instigated a traffic stop.

Sheriff Holley said upon searching the car, officers four more than four grams of opium and placed Speller under arrest.

He is charged with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin, resisting a public officer and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep a controlled substance.

“We’re asking anyone with information about Mr. Speller’s whereabouts to contact us as soon as possible,” Sheriff Holley said. “As always, we want information, not names.”

Those with information may call the Bertie County Sheriff’s Office at 794-5330 or call Sheriff Holley at 724-1681.