Chase suspect makes first court appearance
The Daily Reflector
Monday, June 18, 2018
A man accused of leading law enforcement on a chase through Greenville made his first court appearance Monday at the Pitt County Detention Center.
Officials say Kenneth Ray Jarman, 38, of Greenville led officers from several agencies on a chase before crashing his truck near Arlington Boulevard and Red Banks Road and was apprehended a short time later.
A judge set his bond at $1.5 million and his next court date is scheduled for June 27. An attorney from the public defender’s office has been appointed to represent Jarman.
State Highway Patrol Sgt. Scott Hammonds said a trooper stopped Jarman for a seat belt violation on Memorial Drive, but Jarman fled the scene.
Jarman led the officers through the parking lot of a Food Lion on Red Banks and up and down Red Banks Road, according to witness reports. Hammonds said Jarman crashed his truck in Arlington Village parking lot and struck a patrol cruiser, causing property damage to his truck and the cruiser. Jarman tried to run away but was unsuccessful.
Jarman faces charges of assault with deadly weapon on government official, flee/elude arrest with motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, aggressive driving, resisting public officer, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, and injury to personal property.