Man tries to run over Clayton officer, crashes during Wake Co. chase, officials say
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A suspect who tried to run over a police officer in Johnston County was caught after a crash in Wake County on Sunday afternoon.
The incident began around 3 p.m. in Johnston County when the suspect attempted to hit a Clayton police officer with an SUV, officials said.
Clayton police then chased the suspect, but lost him.
A North Carolina State Highway Patrol Trooper saw the suspect’s vehicle in Wake County and began a chase.
The Trooper then did a “PIT” maneuver that caused the suspect’s SUV to crash into trees on Rock Quarry Road near Riverbrooke Drive.
The suspect then jumped out and ran before being captured, according to officials on the scene.
James Michael Caldwell, 35, of Clayton was taken to the Wake County Detention Center, authorities said.