PCSO: Manhunt near Pactolus ends in arrest

Published 4:58 pm Monday, November 27, 2023

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Update from Pitt County Sheriff’s Office:

*The manhunt has ended with the suspect in custody.

Original post:

ALERT: MANHUNT. Earlier deputies engaged in a vehicle chase with a wanted person. The chase ended in the area of US 264 and Pactolus Global School, resulting in a brief school lockdown to assure student safety. There is an ACTIVE MANHUNT involving multiple agencies and an NCSHP helicopter in that area for a wanted person, Christopher Whitaker, pictured here. Last seen wearing a blue hoodie/jacket, jeans and a hat. **He is on Federal Probation and has reportedly made statements that he will not be captured to go back to prison. **IF YOU ARE IN THE AREA PLEASE BE ON ALERT. KEEP HOME AND CAR DOORS LOCKED.**. If you see anything suspicious please contact the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office at 252-830-4141 or dial 911. We will update as things change.