Attempted murder suspect leads deputies on chase before plowing into utility pole in Raleigh

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – An attempted murder suspect was arrested Wednesday but not before he led Wake County deputies on a chase that ended with the suspect plowing into a utility pole.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said it received a call from the Greenville Police Department asking for help locating Meleec Greene.

Greene was wanted on attempted murder charges in Greenville, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said.

Earlier Wednesday afternoon, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Analysis and Apprehension Team began to watch Greene in the 5300 block of Old Wake Forest Road.

The sheriff’s office said its Impact Team attempted to perform a traffic stop on Greene when he left the location on Old Wake Forest Road.

Greene refused to stop and led deputies on a chase that ended on Lichtford Road at the intersection with Gresham Lake Road.

Greene plowed into a utility pole, bringing down traffic lights.

The sheriff’s office said Greene was arrested and charged with felony speeding to elude and what the sheriff’s office said was “additional traffic offenses.”

He is being held at the Wake County Detention Center until he can be transported to Pitt County.

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