A Wilson man fled a traffic stop earlier this week and then physically resisted deputies who tried to detain him, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Department.
Discussing this story provides a good chance for us to remind everyone in Durham and Raleigh that while trying to flee police can sometimes seem like the right thing to do in a moment of panic, it is far more effective to calmly and rationally dispute any charges that follow an arrest in court.
The 40-year-old man was pulled over around 1 a.m. on Tuesday, July 9 because deputies were looking for a person who had assaulted a woman. He allegedly ran away from the deputy who stopped him.
Deputies gave chase and when they apprehended him, the man punched one of them in the head several times, it is claimed. That deputy was not injured.
The man has now been charged with several offenses:
- Carrying a concealed gun
- Assault on a female
- Assault by strangulation
- Possession of a firearm by a felon
- Felonious restraint
- Resisting an officer
The man was taken to jail. As of Wednesday, he remained in custody in lieu of $125,000 bail.
As you can see, running away from deputies and then physically resisting them did this man absolutely no favors. In fact, it resulted in him facing more charges.
If you are ever involved in a situation with police, it is not a good idea to resist with vehemence. Please remember that criminal defense attorneys are available to help you dispute any charges you might face.
Source: The Raleigh News & Observer, “Suspect in assault is charged with hitting Wake deputy’s K-9 after capture,” July 10, 2013