Chase ends in Wake County

December 18, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Troopers say they chased a car stolen from Virginia Beach Friday and shots were fired.Two Rocky Mount Police officers say they were patrolling Golden East Mall and spotted Thomas Merchant Jr. allegedly driving a stolen SUV.

The officers attempted to stop Merchant, but they say he tried to run them over. They both fired at the SUV several times, but Merchant drove off - hitting a patrol car and two other vehicles.

Officers gave chase, and the Highway Patrol joined in. Troopers finally stopped the SUV at Rolesville Road near Old Milburnie Road in Wake County. Officers say Merchant got out and ran, but was quickly captured.


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