Two juveniles in custody after leading Camden Co. deputies on chase

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 21:41:19-04

CAMDEN Co., N.C. - Two juveniles are in custody after leading a Camden County deputy sheriff on a chase after an attempted traffic stop Tuesday morning.

The Camden County Sheriff's Office says one of its deputy sheriffs tried to stop a vehicle that was being driven recklessly.

The driver of the vehicle failed to yield to the deputy’s emergency lights and siren while speeding to get away from the deputy. Additional members with the sheriff's office responded to the incident and tried several times to end the chase.

As the driver of the suspect vehicle tried to enter Elizabeth City, the vehicle was blocked by stopped traffic. The suspect then tried to maneuver between other drivers who were stopped. A vehicle from the sheriff's office was used to position itself in a way to prevent the suspect vehicle from getting away.

With help from the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office and the Elizabeth City Police Department, the two juveniles were taken into custody without further incident. Authorities say evidence of other crimes was located in the suspect vehicle.

Due to juvenile privacy laws, no further information about the suspects or the case will be released at this time.

The Camden County Sheriff’s Office is filing charges against the juveniles in this matter and is actively cooperating with the Elizabeth City Police Department and the Pasquotank County Sheriff’s Office, which are also conducting investigations related to the suspects in their respective jurisdictions.

No one was injured during this incident.

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