A Goldsboro man with multiple warrants has been arrested after crashing a stolen truck into two police cars.
Last night at approximately 11:25pm, an officer with the Goldsboro Police Department received information from an employee of First Choice Bail Bonding that a subject named Edwin Luis Ortiz Jr. had multiple outstanding warrants and that he was in a truck in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 2908 U.S. Highway 70 West in Goldsboro.
Officers were advised that Ortiz was possibly in possession of stolen guns and that he had previously threatened the employees of First Choice Bail Bonding. As Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department approached Ortiz, they discovered he was asleep inside the truck. When Ortiz woke up, he locked the doors to the vehicle, started the ignition and refused to comply with the Officer’s demands. Ortiz visibly shook his head to indicate that he was not complying with Officer’s commands.
Ortiz was reaching around inside the vehicle during this interaction and then without warning, crashed the stolen vehicle he was driving into two, unoccupied Goldsboro PD patrol vehicles. The vehicle Ortiz was driving was reported stolen on February 9, 2017 to the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department.
Ortiz was then taken into custody without further incident and was transported by EMS to Wayne Memorial Hospital for a laceration he sustained during his extrication from the truck he was occupying. Ortiz was treated and released from Wayne Memorial Hospital. Ortiz was charged with warrants in Duplin County for Felony Breaking and Entering, Larceny After Breaking and Entering, and Possession of Stolen Goods. Ortiz had a Misdemeanor Probation Violation warrant outstanding in Wayne County. He was also charged with Assault with A Deadly Weapon Against a Government Official, Resist, Delay and Obstruct, Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, and Careless and Reckless Driving after last nights events. Ortiz’s total bond was set at $180,000 and is due for his first appearance in court today.