A 20-year-old Roanoke Rapids man was charged Wednesday following a February 7 chase which led to an officer crashing his patrol car.
Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said Zavion Lamont Baker faces charges of felony fleeing to elude arrest, reckless driving to endanger, driving while license revoked and displaying a fictitious license plate.
The charges stem from a chase in the area of West Fourth and Henry streets.
Martin said Baker was located Tuesday and was served with outstanding warrants Wednesday.
He received a $5,000 unsecured bond and Friday district court date. He had previously been jailed under a $5,000 secured bond for possession of a stolen vehicle.
At the time of the crash Martin said PACE Officer E. Ellington was following up on speeding complaints in the area.
Martin said Baker, who was driving an orange Challenger with a black spoiler, exceeded the safe speed limit and ran stop signs when Ellington attempted to stop the vehicle.
The driver of the vehicle accelerated to get away from the officer, Martin said. Ellington lost control of his cruiser after crossing the West Fourth Street railroad tracks. The vehicle went through a field and landed in a ditch, causing significant damage to the patrol car.
Ellington sustained minor cuts and abrasions.