High-speed chase lands 3 in jail


Three out-of-county residents were jailed on a variety of charges following a high speed chase in southeastern Wayne County.

Thirty-three-year-old Phillip Clayton Brady Maddox of 536 Shoulars Road in Rich Square was charged with DWI, felony flee to elude, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, destroying evidence, maintaining a vehicle for drug distribution, felony assault of a government official, possession of a firearm by a felon, and resisting arrest.

His secured bond was set at $252,000.

Two passengers in his vehicle were also jailed on charges of resisting arrest, possession of meth, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

They were 19-year-old Shelby Lynn Meade of 600 Lincoln Drive in Kenly and 30-year-old Justin Crawford Ellis of 1850 Eugene Jernigan Road in Kenly.

Secured bonds for both were set at $5,000.

Investigators with the Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department said the June 27 incident occurred when they stopped the vehicle for an expired license tag violation.

Officers said while they were talking to the driver he fled the scene and led them on a chase in the southeastern part of the county.

The vehicle became partially disabled when N.C. State Highway Patrol troopers used highway spikes.

The vehicle finally stopped behind a home and the driver, Maddox, reportedly fled on foot. Deputies say he was apprehended with assistance from a K-9 unit.

The other two were taken into custody at the scene where the vehicle was stopped.
Mount Olive Police also assisted in the chase.


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