Man leads deputies in Camden County on chase, crashes into patrol vehicle

Posted at 10:15 PM, Nov 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-18 22:15:02-05

Camden County, NC – A man has been arrested after Camden County deputies say he led them on a chase and crashed into a patrol vehicle.

On Wednesday at 2:39 a.m., deputies responded to a light gray 2004 explorer vehicle that was taken from the suspect’s mother in the Walnut Island area of Currituck County.

They tried to stop the vehicle on US 158 near Belcross. Deputies say they told Robert Kilpatrick Beasley, III that they were going to detain him, and that’s when he sped off and headed towards Elizabeth City on US 158.

Deputies say the chase reached speeds of up to 100 mph through the county.

As Beasley approached the Camden/Elizabeth City drawbridge, the bridge was closed and the gate was down. He then put the car in reverse and hit a cruiser, officials say.

The patrol vehicle sustained over $4,000 in damages to the front end.

He then made a U-turn and crashed into the side of the bridge. He was taken into custody afterward.

He was taken to Sentara Albemarle Hospital and then airlifted to Sentara Norfolk General for head and neck injuries.

He is now in the custody of Norfolk Police. Beasley has been charged with a fugitive warrant in Norfolk and is waiting to be extradited to North Carolina for felony speed to elude arrest and injury to personal property.