Stop sticks end two-county chase


A Johnston County woman and a Harnett County man were arrested Sunday morning as a result of a high-speed chase that started near McGee’s Crossroads and ended in Angier.

Around 1:10 a.m., a motorist called the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office saying they were being followed by another vehicle on N.C. 210 near Interstate 40.

A deputy in the area observed the suspect vehicle, a white Dodge Charger on N.C. 210 passing other vehicles in a no passing zone and also failing to stop at a red light.

The deputy activated his blue light and siren but the vehicle failed to pull over. The chase continued on N.C. 210 west reaching speeds of 125 mph.

Harnett County authorities were notified of the pursuit and Angier Police had stop sticks deployed on N.C. 210 at their city limits. The speeding Charger struck the stop sticks deflating the tires. The driver stopped a short distance away near his home on McIver Street.

Rodney Odell Plummer, 31, of Angier was arrested on numerous traffic charges including felony fleeing to elude arrest, driving on a revoked license, failure to stop for a red light and unsafe passing. He was held in the Johnston County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

A passenger, Brittany Ann Carroll, 20, of Benson, was charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession and given a $5,000 secured bond.

No injuries were reported during the pursuit.

— WTSB News






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