KINSTON, N.C. (WNCT) Police have identified a gunman who was arrested after a foot pursuit in Kinston on Tuesday, police said.
Shortly after 5 p.m. on Tuesday, the Kinston Police Department responded to a call of a man with a gun on the 4900 block of West Vernon Avenue.
Once the man was located, a struggle ensued with the responding officer, police said.
Police said that after a foot pursuit and subsequent search of the area, the man was located along a nearby wood line and taken into custody without further incident.
Articles of clothing and a firearm were located along the suspect’s path.
The suspect was identified as Imani J. Clayton, 23, of Rocky Mount.
Clayton will face the following charges:
- Possession of a firearm with altered serial number
- Felony carrying concealed gun
- Resting/delaying/obstruction of a public official
This incident lasted one hour and was conducted with the assistance of the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
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