Vehicle seized under “Run and Done”

Published 6:35 pm Wednesday, January 1, 2014




From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office

On Dec. 28, 2013, at approximately 12:48 a.m., Corporal Cody Burroughs with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office was patrolling U.S. Highway 264 west of Washington. Burroughs observed a vehicle traveling at a slow rate of speed and crossing left of center as it headed east. Burroughs attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle near the Washington city-limit bridge on U.S. 264. The vehicle failed to stop and continued east on U.S. 264.

The vehicle took several turns within the city limits before the driver crashed the car into a residence on Hackney Avenue. The driver, James Alonzo Byrd, 38, of Plymouth Street, Washington, and passenger Ian Lorell Peed, 34, of East Sixth Street, Washington, were taken into custody at the scene. No one in the residence was injured. Byrd was charged with felony flee to elude arrest, driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, reckless driving to endanger, left of center, and failure to stop for stop sign. He was also served with three outstanding orders for arrest from Pitt and Wilson Counties. Byrd was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on an $83,000 secured bond. Peed was charged with possession of an open container in passenger area and intoxicated and disruptive. He was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center on a $1,000 secured bond. The vehicle was seized under North Carolina’s “Run and Done” law.