Arrest made in Person County chase

March 10, 2008 7:19:16 AM PDT
In court Monday Campbell was using a court appt attorney. His bond remains at $470,000. From court the Person County Sheriff indicated that Deputy Mitch Carr was recovering in the hospital.

The Cambell's mother was also charged for not reporting her son or the accident. She is currently out on bond.

The person county sheriff's office arrested 22-year-old Joshua Campbell over the weekend who was charged with failing to stop for police, careless and reckless driving, failing to stop for an accident/personal injury.

He was also booked with the warrants he was initially being stopped for.

He is wanted for several crimes committed in Person County recently and probation violation.

The name of the injured officer in the chase made after Cambell is deputy is Mitch Carr. He is in critical condition at Duke Medical Center. Deputy Carr is in his early 40's and is originally from Roxboro.

The chase started around 9:30 p.m. after the deputy spotted Campbell. The suspect saw the officers and took off. The accident happened on Denny Store Road around 9:40 p.m. when Campbell slammed on the brakes of his car, and the deputy swerved to avoid hitting him. His car ran off the road into the woods. Radio contact was lost with the deputy for several minutes, before he was able to tell them where he was located.

The deputy was life-flighted to Duke University Medical Center following the accident.

Cambell's next court appearance will be Tuesday where they will consider bond.


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