Man arrested after traffic stop that led to an accident on Market Street late Thursday
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man was arrested after multiple police units and sheriff’s deputies responded to an incident at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Market Street Thursday night.
Wilmington police officers tried to initiate a traffic stop on a Honda Accord around 9:42 p.m.
Initially, the driver pulled into a parking lot in the 700 block of N. 30th St., but then drove off and was pursued by WPD and NHSCO units west bound on Market St. until the suspect crashed into an unmarked police car.
The driver was ordered out of the vehicle and then began to physically resist the officers leading to a chase on foot.
A taser was used and 28-year-old Veshon Shaw was apprehended shortly after in a parking lot near Covil Ave. and Market St. and taken into custody.
According to officials, inside the car, officers found MDMA and marijuana. In addition, they discovered a stolen gun.
Shaw was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of stolen firearm, felony possession of marijuana, trafficking in MDMA/MDA, among other charges. He is currently being held at the NHCSO detention center under a $1,050,675 secured bond.
According to court records, Veshon Lendell Shaw, also know as “V” or “Play” was validated by WPD as being a member of Folk Nation 720 gang.
WECT had a crew on the scene Thursday night of what police officials said was a “traffic stop that ended in an accident”.
Crime scene tape was seen over a large area and a car was wrecked on the scene.
The NHC911Gunfire shot spotter picked up several shots fired alerts in the past 30 minutes, but police officials say those are fireworks.
WECT was also told by the public information officer that this incident is not related to the shooting earlier today.
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