RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN)—A multiple county high speed chase ended in a crash involving a state trooper.
According to the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, this started in Nash County when a deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a rental vehicle around 2 a.m.
Deputies said Joe Albert Ashley, Jr. took off and led law enforcement on a chase that lasted around 20 minutes.
Ashley crashed and the vehicle overturned near Poole Road and South New Hope Road in Raleigh, and a state trooper was involved in the crash.
Officials said Ashley was taken to the hospital as a precaution before being taken into custody.
Officials said the trooper was not injured.
Officials said Ashley was charged with Felony Fleeing to Elude Arrest, and Careless and Reckless Driving and is wanted “Virginia and Maryland for Probation and Drug Violations.”
Ashley received a $50,000 secured bond for charges related to the chase, and he is being held without bond due to the “Fugitive Warrants from Virginia and Maryland,” according to officials.