Man arrested after leading trooper on chase in Wake County

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday afternoon after leading a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper on a chase, a news release said. 

Vashon Dominick Evans of Raleigh was charged with at least two charges out of Nash County when he was booked into the Wake County Detention Center, records show. He is charged with felony breaking and entering, and larceny of a firearm out of Nash County.

A second felony breaking and entering charge was also listed for Evans. Charges related to Tuesday’s chase are forthcoming, the NCSHP release said.

A trooper on I-540 near Old Milburnie Overpass saw the Evans, driving a silver Honda Accord, not wearing a seatbelt. The trooper attempted a traffic stop, but Evans fled onto the ramp for US-64 business, the release said.

Evans then lost control of his vehicle, spun around, and hit the front of the trooper’s patrol vehicle. He then regained control of his vehicle and got back onto US-64 business, the release said.

The trooper then opted to use a PIT maneuver to disable Evans’ vehicle. He was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit, the release said.

Evans charges out of Nash County are connected to a breaking and entering in Bailey on Monday, the sheriff’s office said. 

Evans is charged with breaking into a home and stealing a .410 shotgun. 

Evans was convicted of a felony in Wake County in 2017, leading to a charge of possession of a firearm by a felon. 

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