WELDON, N.C. (WNCN) – Four people, including two Halifax County sheriff’s deputies, were taken to the hospital in connection to a car chase that lasted several miles on Wednesday.
According to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were alerted at around 5 p.m. by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office about a violent assault and carjacking of a victim that occurred at the 141 mile marker in Nash County. Witnesses told investigators they saw the suspect driving the victim’s Dodge pickup truck and heading northbound on Interstate 95, the sheriff’s office said.
Halifax County deputies spotted the stolen vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop, before the suspect fled and later exited the interstate at Exit 173 in Roanoke Rapids, according to the sheriff’s office.
The suspect led authorities through the Roanoke Rapids area for several miles, prior to entering Weldon on U.S. Highway 158 and hitting two marked Halifax …