BCSO vehicle hit during arrestPublished 7:00pm Monday, July 8, 2013
A southside duo made an uncommon attempt to get away from law enforcement trying to serve arrest warrants recently, according to a Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office press release.
On June 28, investigators with the sheriff’s office drug unit followed a vehicle into the driveway of 18912 N.C. Highway 33 East, the home of Fredrick Dominick Carter, 36, the release said. Carter was wanted in relation to a series of controlled cocaine buys made during a drug unit investigation, according to a drug unit officer.
But the act of arresting Carter became a charge of assault with a deadly weapon when the driver of the vehicle, Kasey Demon Bragg, 35, of Third Street, Aurora, tried to elude the officers.
“They tried to disable our vehicle by ramming it, but it didn’t work,” said a spokesman for the drug unit. “Once they made contact, their wheels were spinning and they weren’t going anywhere.”
Over $1,500 in damage was done, largely dents and scratches where the suspects’ vehicle hit the driver’s side door and front quarter of the sheriff’s office vehicle. The three deputies — two drug unit investigators and a member of the TACT team — were uninjured.
Though often people attempt to elude arrest, this type of incident is rare, the spokesman said.
“If it’s on foot, they run. If they’re in a car, they speed up. But it’s not very common that you get rammed by a suspect vehicle,” he said.
A subsequent search of Bragg’s vehicle turned up a small amount of cocaine and crack-smoking paraphernalia, the release said.
Carter was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine. Bragg was also arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, resist/delay/obstruct a public officer, injury to personal property and assault with a deadly weapon.