Police searching for larceny suspect

Published 8:04 pm Friday, October 25, 2013




Washington police are seeking Terry Lee Strickland, 44, of Brandon Lane, Rocky Mount, after police witnessed Strickland and another man driving with utility trailer stolen from a local business, according to a press release from the Washington Police Department.

On Oct. 24, 2013, officers witnessed Strickland and Demetrius Lamont Peoples leaving a business around 10:45 p.m. with utility trailers, said the release. An attempt was made to stop the vehicle but the driver— Strickland — refused to stop and drove about a mile before fleeing into the woods on foot near the U.S. Highway 17 bypass bridge and Tar River, the release said. A search of the area was conducted without locating Strickland. Washington Police arrested Peoples, 30, of Forest Hill Avenue, Rocky Mount, who was a passenger in the vehicle. Peoples was charged with felony larceny of property, aid and abet felony larceny and served two outstanding orders for arrest from Nash County. He was placed in Beaufort County Detention Center with a $13,000 bond pending appearances.

Warrants have been obtained charging Strickland with felony larceny, aid and abet felony larceny and fleeing to elude law enforcement. If anyone has information about the location of Terry Strickland, please contact your local law enforcement agency.