Suffolk woman arrested in N.C.

Published 10:54 pm Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Special to the News-Herald

POLLOCKSVILLE, N.C. — Law enforcement authorities in Jones County, N.C. say an 18-year-old Suffolk woman in a stolen car attempted to run over a firefighter directing traffic at an accident scene before leading authorities on a high-speed chase.

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Jones County sheriff’s Capt. J.T. Eimer said lawmen were controlling traffic at the crash scene on Ten Mile Fork Road at around 4 a.m. Tuesday when Miesha Reid Fenner approached, passed a car and allegedly attempted to run over a firefighter directing traffic.

“She ran over a traffic cone and blew a stop sign,” Eimer said.

Deputies tried to stop her, but she continued on, leading them on a chase southbound on U.S. 17 through Pollocksville at 95 mph, he said.

“During the chase, she almost crashed twice on two occasions. Her plates were run, and it was learned the car was stolen from Virginia,” he said.

The chase continued for nearly 10 miles before ending abruptly on U.S. 17 just north of Maysville in Jones County. No one was injured.

Fenner was taken into custody and placed in Craven County Jail under a $40,000 bond. She is accused of stealing the car in Virginia and is awaiting extradition, officials said.

She was charged in Jones County with felony fleeing to elude arrest, possession of a stolen motor vehicle, assault on a firefighter, aggressive driving, failure to heed lights and siren, hit and run, resist arrest, failure to obey traffic officer, failure to stop at a stop sign, no operator’s license and speeding. She was served with a warrant for both larceny and grand larceny.