Chase leads to arrest of Greenville man on drug, gun charges

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Darrell Leontra Morris (Pitt County Sheriff’s Office photo)

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — A Greenville man is facing drug and weapons charges after a chase led to his arrest Wednesday night.

Deputies with the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office attempted a traffic stop on NC Hwy. 43 at about 8 p.m. The vehicle failed to stop, which led to a chase that ended in the backyard of a residence on Major Smith Road.

Darrell Leontra Morris, 29, of Greenville, attempted to flee the scene but was caught a short time later. He is charged with the following:

  • Felony Flee to Elude Arrest
  • Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance
  • Resisting Public Officer
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Driving While License Revoked
  • Expired Registration

Morris remains in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond. 

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