Thursday 14 Dec 2017

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Suspect Leads Deputies On High-Speed Chase

A robbery and assault suspect is arrested after leading police on a high-speed chase on Highway 70 West. 37-year old Dennis J. Martin, Jr. of the Grantham area was wanted for stealing a purse and then dragging that victim with a car at a business on 117 South on Tuesday.  Martin is also accused of stealing cigarettes from a Dollar General store on U.S. 13 South.  Wayne County Sheriff’s Office detectives attempted to arrest Martin on Wednesday in the area of W. Grantham Street.  That’s when Martin allegedly led law enforcement on a reckless high-speed chase along Highway 70 West away from Goldsboro and then back.  Martin reportedly travelled the wrong way on the highway and even attempted to run over a deputy laying down stop sticks.  Eventually, Martin was stopped and arrested on Claridge Nursery Road.  He faces numerous charges and his bond was set at $230,000.

Dennis James Martin Jr.
Charges:
Common Law Robbery
Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury
Larceny
Felony Speed to Elude Arrest
Speeding
Careless and Reckless Driving to Endanger
Felony Assault on Government Officer with a Deadly Weapon (drive towards deputy)
Injury to Personal Property (2 counts)
Drive Wrong Way on Dual Lane Highway (2 counts)
Fail to Stop to Red Light
Injury to Real Property
No Operators License

9 Comments

  1. jan reese says:

    I was headed toward Goldsboro on hyw 70 Wednesday morning when I saw a police chasing a car on the opposite side of hyw 70. The car crossed over the grass media barely missing me and my friend. The car in pursuit proceed in the passing lane going in the wrong direction . I immediately prayed to God that he would not hit or kill someone. I thank God that he didn’t hit me. In just a blink of the eye your life on this earth can be gone. Always be ready when that day comes and GOD TO BE YOU ONE AND ONLY SAVIOR.

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  2. AJ says:

    Didn’t this same guy get into a similar situation a few years ago after stealing lawn mowers from a business and then leading police on a chase down highway 117

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  3. Anonymous says:

    He looks so pitiful I almost feel sorry for him.

    BAHAHAHAHA! He deserved to get a beat down in the process. Lock him up!

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  4. kialboots says:

    Don’t you know how proud his momma is of him.

    Bless his heart….

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  5. BP says:

    I guess the police officer’s life is worth $230,000. He attempted to run him over!

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  6. Hahaha says:

    That’s what 37 looks like when you’re living the good life apparently. Wow

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  7. When he goes to court, they’ll reduce it all down to one count of careless & reckless & he’ll walk out with a minimal fine….
    It’s a shame that our law enforcement officers put their lives on the line and then criminals they catch end up laughing & smiling as they walk out of the courtroom.

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    • LOST A FRIEND says:

      AGREED. AS IN LANCASTER MURDER CASE,. 2 DEFENDANTS. SHOOTER RECIEVED 12-15YRS. 2ND DEFENDANT[LATTNER]. WALKED FREE AFTER 2 YRS. ALL DUE TO PLEA DEALS! SO,,WHILE LANCASTER LIFE FOREVER GONE….LATTNER FREE TODAY TO LIVE HIS. AND APPROXIMATELY 9 YRS. LEE WILL BE FREE AMONG US

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