CHARGED: Burgaw man charged after high speed chase - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

CHARGED: Burgaw man charged after high speed chase

Lee Evans Ennis (Source: Sampson County) Lee Evans Ennis (Source: Sampson County)

SAMPSON COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Lee Evans Ennis, age 31, of Burgaw, NC, was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 9, around 9:15 a.m., after leading police on a high speed chase, according to officials.

A deputy on patrol in the Ivanhoe community observed a black, four door Lexus traveling at a high rate of speed on Trestle Rd. The deputy pulled out behind the vehicle in an attempt to stop it; however,  the driver accelerated and turned onto Dr. Kerr Rd. in a reckless manner. 

The Lexus reached speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle finally pulled into a driveway and went behind a residence at in the 400 block of Trestle Rd. 

The driver jumped out of the vehicle after it stopped; however, he was stopped and challenged by the deputy. 

Ennis was taken into custody and charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, speeding 113 mph in a 55 mph zone, careless and reckless driving, fictitious registration, no insurance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

According to officials, Ennis was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $10,500 bond and his vehicle was seized.

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