Man arrested after hit-and-run in Elizabeth City

Posted at 11:02 PM, Feb 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 23:31:30-05

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. — Police in Elizabeth City arrested a man Friday afternoon who was involved in a hit-and-run.

Around 3:16 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle at the intersection of Hughes and Halstead Boulevards. Authorities said the vehicle was involved in a hit-and-run in the area of Tanglewood Parkway.

Witnesses told police that a green Dodge caravan rear-ended a Ford F-150 in the parking lot twice. They said the Caravan stopped and the driver was slumped over in the driver's seat.

The driver of the Caravan left the scene, and it was reported that he was swerving all over Halstead Boulevard.

The driver, identified as 39-year-old Steven Wellbrock of Elizabeth City, was charged with fictitious Tags on a Motor Vehicle, No Operator Insurance, Driving While License Revoked, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Hit and Run and Reckless Driving.

Wellbrock was placed under a $4,500 secured bond and was taken to the Albemarle District Jail.

Police say Wellbrock was previously charged with a number of infractions.