Revised on: 11.3.2017 at 02:57 p.m.
Posted on: 11.3.2017 at 01:57 p.m.
A home on Anderson Street in Whiteville was damaged as a fugitive from Georgia attempted to flee from police.
Whiteville Police Sgt. Cameron Lemmons was on routine patrol shortly before 8 p.m. when he spotted a 1995 Ford Explorer with expired tags and initiated a traffic stop, according to a statement from Whiteville Police.
The driver of the truck, Jerry Atkinson Jr., 44, of Clarkton, refused to stop for police, and sparking a brief chase.
Atkinson reportedly pulled into a driveway on Anderson Street and jumped from the vehicle, the report said. The Ford then crashed into the carport of a residence.
Atkinson was captured after a brief foot chase.
Atkinson was charged with fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer, injury to property, and a traffic violation. He was also charged with being a fugitive from Georgia. He was held under a secured bond of $12,000.
The passenger in the truck, Caitlyn Hobbs, 18, of Whiteville and Clarkton, was charged with assault on a government official. She was held under a $1,000 secured bond.
Atkinson and Hobbs shared the same Clarkton address, 33 Sable Run Trail, Clarkton.