Chase ends with arrest

Published 10:55 am Tuesday, May 10, 2016


JACKSON – A Weldon man stood in Northampton County District Court here late last week to answer charges associated with a high-speed chase which ended outside Seaboard after he reportedly ducked a checking station Sunday night.

Garysburg Police Chief Melvin Garner said in a statement that speeds reached more than 120 miles per hour before the vehicle Shaka Jackson was driving collided with a patrol car outside Seaboard.

Garner said the chase began around 10:15 p.m. when Jackson, 27, turned around to avoid a checking station the police department was conducting on Highway 186.

Police Sergeant Marcel Goffington followed the vehicle with blue lights and siren on and caught up with it about a half-mile into the chase.

The vehicle took a right turn on Margarettsville Street and on to Tower Road.

Once Jackson passed Margarettsville Speedway he slowed down, colliding with Goffington.

Goffington and Officer Jaquan Britt of the Seaboard Police Department arrested Jackson, who Garner said was uncooperative during the process.

According to court records, Jackson faces charges of felony flee to elude arrest; driving while impaired; speeding; civil revocation of drivers license; resisting a public officer; injury to personal property; driving while license revoked; reckless driving with wanton disregard and unsafe passing.

He was also served with an outstanding warrant for arrest for communicating threats in Halifax County.

Officers from the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Seaboard Police Department, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol assisted.

Jackson received a $21,500 bond.

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