A vehicle chase in Nash County results in the capture of a wanted murder suspect from South Carolina.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on a white Nissan Altima with Florida registration plates suspected of criminal activity on I-95 southbound near mile marker 141 on Thursday.
According to a release, Deputy P. Hufton approached the vehicle and spoke with the driver who provided two false names.
Hufton had the driver step out and while they were talking, the front passenger hopped into the driver’s seat and drove away at a high rate of speed.
Hufton advised Nash County Communications about the fleeing vehicle.
Several deputies joined in the search of the vehicle.
A few moments later, a citizen notified Nash County Communications concerning a suspicious vehicle in the Timber Creek Area of Red Oak off of North Old Carriage Road.
The caller said the subject was removing items from a white Nissan Altima and hiding them in a nearby wooded area.
Sergeant D. Walker and his K-9 Partner Dako responded to the Timber Creek Area.
K-9 Dako was deployed and was able to locate the contraband.
The contraband consisted of cocaine, heroin, MDMA and a felony amount of marijuana, deputies said.
Upon trying to identify the two suspects, deputies were able to identify the initial driver as Christopher Fuller and the passenger who fled from the scene and attempted to conceal the contraband as Larry Harris.
While attempting to positively identify both suspects, Deputy J.S. Winstead was told that Fuller was wanted out of South Carolina with full extradition for first-degree murder, attempted murder, assault and battery, robbery and other charges which occurred on March 24 in Williston, South Carolina.
Chief Rodney Pruitt with the Williston Police Department was updated as to the capture of Fuller.
Fuller and Harris are currently being processed at the Nash County Sheriff’s Office for the various charges.
The contraband consisted of 57 grams of heroin, 139 grams of cocaine, 41 grams of oxycodone, 64 grams of MDMA, 8 grams of xanax, 70 grams of marijuana, and three firearm magazines.
Two suspects have been arrested after a K-9 discovered contraband inside a backpack following a chase in Nash County.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office Highway Interdiction Team said they attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle suspected of criminal activity.
According to officials, the vehicle refused to stop and attempted to flee.
The vehicle was found in the Timber Creek area a few moments later.
Officials said the suspect attempted to hide the contraband in an adjacent wood line.
K-9 was deployed and the contraband was found inside of a backpack, officials said.
Two suspects were taken into custody and the Timber Creek area is no longer an area of concern.