An attempted vehicle stop Tuesday in Nash Couny ended with a parole absconder being arrested.
N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Brad Boone was on routine patrol at 1:25 p.m. in Nash County when he clocked a vehicle traveling 66 mph in a 55 mph zone on N.C. 58 just south of Nashville. Boone turned to follow and stop the unidentified vehicle, reaching speeds of 80 mph in a 45 mph zone just outside the Nashville city limits.
The vehicle’s driver, later identified as Dequan Cooper, 22, eventually turned onto Fort Street and jumped from the car, leading Boone on a foot chase that ended with Cooper’s arrest on First Street. A check of Cooper’s records found he was an absconder from the N.C. Department of Public Safety Probation Parole.
Cooper was arrested and charged with speeding, driving without a license, careless and reckless driving, failure to stop for blue lights and siren, possession of marijuana, passing violation, obstruct and delay officer discharging his duties and felony possession of a controlled substance before being jailed without bond in the Nash County Detention