Vehicle Pursuit Through Two Counties Ends in Arrest of Greensboro Man

Theodore Washington, Jr.
"A 14 mile pursuit of a Greensboro man who attempted to strike a police officer with his vehicle ended at approximately 12:30 pm today without an injuries.
The incident began at approximately 11:33 am today when GM 911 received a call about a dispute between two men at the McDonald’s at 3301 Battleground Avenue.  The first responding officer made contact with the subject, later identified as Theodore Washington, Jr. inside the Harris Teeter by the McDonalds. Washington committed a misdemeanor assault on the officer, and then left the store.
In the parking of the shopping complex, Washington entered his pickup truck and then attempted to strike the officer who was following him on foot.  Washington then accelerated out of the parking lot. The officer broadcast the vehicle and subject description over the police radio.
An officer in an unmarked car saw the vehicle on South Holden Road and called for a marked unit to assist. The officer in the marked patrol car attempted a traffic stop by activating the vehicle’s blue lights and sirens. Washington failed to stop, instead fleeing form police.
Greensboro police officers pursued Washington on a route that included: Vandalia Road, northbound on Business 85, and southbound on Route 220.

Greensboro Police Department terminated the pursuit when Washington exited the city limits at Route 220 and Old Randleman Road.

Officials from the NC State Highway Patrol and Randolph County Sheriff’s Office assumed the pursuit and stopped Washington in the vicinity of Route 220 and Route 62.

Washington faces three charges of Assault on a Law Enforcement Official, along with some pending traffic charges. He may also face charges from NCSHP and RCSD."

- A Police Report

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