Manhunt underway in Garner after stolen truck driver crashes into deputy, officials say

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GARNER, N.C. (WNCN) – A manhunt is underway in Johnston County after a man crashed into a deputy’s vehicle and other cars on Tuesday night, officials said.

The incident happened around 7:15 p.m. in the area of Interstate 40 west near N.C. 42, according to the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident began when a man spotted his stolen truck at a Speedway gas station, officials said.

Deputies were called and when they showed up the suspect, later identified as Jody Marshall Spurling, rammed a deputy’s cruiser, authorities said.

Spurling took off and wrecked in the parking lot of a Pizza Inn at 60 Son-Lan Parkway, hitting more vehicles. Spurling then ran off on foot.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office is assisting in the search.

Spurling is being sought on charges of assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

Anyone with information as to the where abouts of Spurling is asked to contact The Johnston County Sheriffs Office at 919-989-5000.WHAT OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON:

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