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Authorities looking for car chase suspect in the Outer Banks

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Posted at 7:22 AM, Aug 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-30 09:32:40-04

DUCK, N.C. – A shelter-in-place order for people in the vicinity of the Carolina Dunes subdivision in the Town of Duck has been lifted, according to the Duck Police Department.

Police issued the order early Monday as they searched for a man involved in a vehicle pursuit.

They say the man had been clocked by a Kitty Hawk Police officer traveling in a black Toyota Corolla at a high rate of speed and a ‘BOLO’ was issued. A Dare County deputy spotted the vehicle and pulled behind it in an attempt to stop it.

The vehicle did not stop and continued driving north at a high rate of speed. It was then determined that the vehicle was stolen from Rowan County, N.C.

Kitty Hawk Police and Southern Shores Police entered into the chase as it continued back into Kitty Hawk and over the Wright Memorial Bridge into Currituck County. The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office entered the chase as it continued through the county.

Police tried several times to use spike strips to stop the vehicle but they were unsuccessful. Once the vehicle entered back into Dare County, spike strips were deployed successfully.

The vehicle continued toward Duck where the chase ended when the vehicle crashed at Canvasback and Highway 12.

The suspect, identified as 22-year-old Thomas Jay Corbin, fled on foot and a perimeter was set up to locate him.

Officers from Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head Police Department along with K-9’s and Dare Medflight assisted in the search, but Corbin was not located.

Corbin, is a white male, 5 foot 10 inches, 170 pounds, with blue eyes and blond hair and was last seen in the area of Canvasback Drive in Duck. He was last seen wearing a black baseball cap and black t-shirt.

Thomas Jay Corbin

Thomas Jay Corbin

If you should have information regarding the subject or see the subject, do not engage, and call 911.

The Dare County Sheriff’s Office is the lead investigative agency. Questions or any information leading to the apprehension to subject Corbin can be addressed to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office at 252.473.3444.