Two Chocowinity men arrested on multiple charges

Published 9:48 pm Thursday, August 12, 2021

The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on Aug. 5 arrested two Chocowinity men on multiple charges.

Donte Spencer, 33, of 49 Charlie Lane, is charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, resisting a public officer and possession of a firearm by felon.

Michael Crawford, 38, of 2280 N.C. Highway. 33 E., is charged with trafficking in cocaine, manufacturing crack cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of storing and selling a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of oxycodone a schedule II controlled substance and possession of alprazolam, a schedule IV controlled substance.

The arrests stemmed from investigators conducting surveillance on Crawford’s two residences in Chocowinity.

Investigators attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Spencer after he visited Crawford’s residence on Old Blounts Creek Road. Spencer’s refusal to stop led to a short vehicle chase, which ended with Spencer jumping out and running from his vehicle before being apprehended.

Spencer was found to be in Possession of approximately 32 grams of cocaine and a .38-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver.

Investigators executed search warrants on Crawford’s residences and found approximately 45 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine mixture, digital scales, equipment used to manufacture crack cocaine, oxycodone pills and alprazolam pills.

Spencer was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $70,000 secured bond.  Crawford was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.