Chase ends in rolling car, two arrests

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A routine traffic stop turned into a high-speed chase that resulted in the arrest of men from Mount Olive and Princeton.

On Jan. 20, officers from the Goldsboro Police Department Special Enforcement and Gang Suppression units conducted a drug enforcement operation in the area of Corporate Drive.

Officers say they observed a narcotics violation involving a Jeep Cherokee and attempted to stop the vehicle at the intersection of Greenleaf Street and Gerald Lane.

The suspect briefly stopped the vehicle, but sped off at a high rate of speed as officers approached, according to police.

Officers say the SUV sped through the Greenleaf and West Grantham streets intersection, hitting a railroad crossing that sent it rolling several times.

The driver, Derric Lyneal Dove Jr., 31, of Princeton, and passenger Joshua Earl Devon Davis, 33, of Mount Olive, were immediately taken into custody without further incident, according to police.

Officers charged Davis with one count each of trafficking cocaine, trafficking opium/heroin, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting public officer.

Davis was being held at the Wayne County Detention Center on a $225,000 bond.

Dove was charged with one count each of trafficking cocaine, trafficking opium/heroin, fleeing to elude arrest, possessing marijuana, possessing drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.

He was being held under a $250,000 bond.

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