The pursuit began at a McDonalds in Zebulon on Wakelon Street when officers were called for a customer allegedly threatening employees and customers with a stick in a dispute over a receipt.
When police arrived, the man sped off in a pickup truck and fled eastbound on Highway 264 with officers following at speeds around 70-75 miles per hour.
The truck turned onto Highway 581 in Bailey, stopped for a minute, and then continued south. At one point, the driver turned into a parking lot at Bailey Elementary - putting the school on temporary lockdown. The truck then turned east on Highway 264 Alternate towards Simms.
The truck then stopped at Highway 264A and Pace Road when the engine apparently blew. Steam could be seen rising from the hood in pictures from Chopper 11.
Police - with guns drawn - opened the driver's side door and used a Taser on the driver before pulling him to the ground and putting him in handcuffs.
Dennis Bunn of Bailey will be charged with felony fleeing and alluding as well as multiple assault with a deadly weapon charges. He was taken to WakeMed for treatment and a mental evaluation.
A dog that was in the truck with Bailey was also captured by officers.