Sunday 19 Jan 2020

WCSO: Impaired Suspect Pointed Gun At Deputy

A Mount Olive man faces numerous charges following a wild Thanksgiving chase with Wayne County authorities. The Wayne County DWI Task Force was on patrol Thursday when a deputy spotted a vehicle driving erratically on Highway 117 South in the city limits of Goldsboro.  A traffic stop was initiated, and the driver eventually pulled over in the West Haven community, but then fled on foot.  During the foot pursuit, the driver allegedly pulled out a concealed handgun and turned it towards the pursuing deputy.  The deputy unholstered his weapon, and the driver then tossed his handgun into the street and continued fleeing.  The driver entered a wooded area and a perimeter was quickly established with the assistance of deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Goldsboro Police Department, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.  A Goldsboro P.D. K-9 found the suspect hiding in a water-filled ditch.  32-year-old Ezekiel R. Simmons of Mount Olive was arrested on charges including Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official and DWI.  Simmons’ bond was set at $19,500 secured.

Ezekiel Rashawn Simmons
Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon,
Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Government Official,
Carrying a Concealed Gun,
Open Container of Alcohol after Consuming,
Resisting a Public Officer,
Reckless Driving to Endanger,
Driving While Impaired


  1. Phyllis&Shelton E. says:

    Yep, how dare our law enforcement try to protect their lives, thugs will be thugs, society values a thugs life over that of a law enforcement officer trying to keep us safe, sad.

  2. Draco says:

    @Blue You are so right.

    This is what made me think twice:
    “Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon”


  3. Blue says:

    He’s lucky that he didn’t get shot. Kudos to the Deputy that thought clearly in that situation. If the moron would have been shot, you better believe Goldsboro and Not a Reverend Barber would have been up in arms. People can say what they want, but WCSO will always have my utmost respect!


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