Dare County, N.C. – A Manteo man is facing numerous drug and assault charges in Dare County after a chase with authorities, officials tell NewsChannel 3.
On Wednesday, August 27 at 6:50 p.m., the Dare County Narcotics Task Force conducted a narcotics investigation in the Wanchese community of Dare County.
Officers attempted to stop a vehicle near Old Wharf Road. The vehicle refused to stop and sped from Wanchese on Highway 345 towards its intersection with U.S. 64, according to Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard.
The vehicle was pursued by officers across the bridges on the Nags Head Causeway to the 64/158/NC12 intersection at Whalebone, where the driver turned north on 158.
The vehicle reversed direction near the Dairy Queen in Nags Head, where the suspect rammed a Dare County Sheriff’s vehicle in an attempt to escape, Chief Hoggard says.
Dare Sheriff’s and Task Force officers pinned the vehicle between them, stopping it in the vacant lot next to the Dairy Queen. The driver was then taken into custody. No one else was in the vehicle.
The suspect was examined by Dare EMS on the scene and was transported and committed to the Dare County Detention Center.
One officer received a minor injury, but required no immediate medical treatment, according to Chief Hoggard.
The suspect, 26-year-old David Allen Lee of Manteo, is now facing 24 individual charges in this case.
Charges include Assault with a Deadly Weapon with Intent to Kill; Sell or Deliver Heroin; Possession with the Intent to Manufacture/Sell or Deliver Heroin; Resist Public Officer; Flee or Elude Arrest with Motor Vehicle; Damage to Personal Property; Speeding; and six additional motor vehicle violations.
Lee has been committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $185,000 bond, officials say.