Vehicle pursuit; multiple arrests including stolen firearm, drug possession among others.

From FC Sheriff’s Office —

Late Wednesday, March 22, Cpl. S. Wilder of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white-in-color Nissan Altima (NC: JJL-1649) for a moving violation. The vehicle refused to stop and a pursuit ensued.

The vehicle ultimately crashed in the PVA of the old D&J car lot on Bickett Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle, Tony Thomas, of Selma, fled on foot, but was apprehended in the vacant lot beside Zaxby’s.

Thomas advised officers he was only 17-years-old.

There were three additional occupants who remained in the vehicle after it crashed. Those occupants were Naseem Hammond, of Princeton, Jerimiah Hargrove, of Selma, and Taleece Brockington, of Selma.

Twenty four grams of marijuana was located in Hammond’s groin area.

Hargrove was in possession of four Oxycodone pills and two grams of marijuana.

One firearm was located on the ground near the vehicle.

Hammond and Hargrove advised there were two guns in the vehicle.

After speaking with Thomas, he advised he threw a gun into the woods while running on foot. Thomas showed law enforcement where the gun was dropped. Deputy Splees located the firearm in the wooded area beside Zaxby’s. The firearm, a purple SCCY CPX-2 9mm came back stolen out of Zebulon.

Deputies learned that Thomas was lying about his age and that he was actually eighteen-years-old. That was confirmed via CJLEADS.

Thomas was a convicted felon and an absconder from probation and had two outstanding warrants out of Johnston County.

Thomas requested to be checked out at the hospital for a shoulder injury as a result of the wreck. Deputy McKinney sat with Thomas at Maria Parham until he was released.

Hammond and Hargrove were arrested and transported to the Sheriff’s Office.

Charges listed below.

Tony Thomas (Selma, NC): Possess Firearm by Felon, Possess Stolen Firearm, Felony Flee/Elude, Resisting Public Officer, Aggressive Driving, No Operators License, Fail to Heed Blue Lights/Siren, Following too Closely, Left of Center, Failure to Maintain Lane Control, Fail to Stop at Stop Sign, Fail to Stop at Red Light, Exceeding Posted Speed Limit, Improper Passing, Fail to Wear Seatbelt and was also served with outstanding warrants for Possess Stolen Firearm, Possess Firearm by Felon, Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon, and a Felony Probation Violation (Johnston County). Bond: $200,000.

Jerimiah Hargrove (Selma, NC): Simple Possess Schedule II CS (M) and Possess Marijuana up to ½ oz. Bond: $1,000.

Naseem Hammond (Princeton, NC): Possess Marijuana up to ½ oz. Bond: $1,000.


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