Suspect Arrested after Police Pursue Suspect Vehicle

While fleeing a location in the 4000 block of Tournament Drive to avoid detectives from the Raleigh Police Department’s Drugs and Vice Unit, a suspect pointed a handgun at two members of the RPD from his vehicle.

Marked RPD units attempted to initiate a traffic stop of the suspect on Duraleigh Road near the intersection with Sedgewood Drive, but the suspect refused to stop. The suspect traveled along Duraleigh and Blue Ridge roads, leading pursuing officers to Wade Avenue. He took Wade to I-40 and stayed on I-40 until taking the exit to I-540 eastbound. While in the process of taking the I-540 exit, the suspect sideswiped another vehicle. One person from the other vehicle was transported; that individual was not reported to be seriously injured. The suspect vehicle came to a stop on I-540 west of the Six Forks Road interchange and the suspect was taken into custody without further incident.

As he was fleeing, the suspect threw a handgun and drugs from his vehicle at several locations. The weapon and packages of drugs were recovered by officers. Several motorists assisted officers by either reporting locations where items had been thrown from the vehicle or standing by at locations to point out the items to law enforcement personnel.

Assistance was provided during the pursuit by members of the N.C. State Highway Patrol and the Wake Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect has been identified as Steven Denell Elleby, 24, of Durham. Charges are pending.

1 comment:

  1. Hear he dropped like 5bricks between airport I 40 and six forks I 540