Open container turns in assault on officers and eluding police

Everette Vernard Young Jr.
"Winston-Salem Police Officer A. J. Boles and Officer B. J. Thomas were conducting an investigation into Everette Vernard Young Jr., 36, of 1243 Dublin Dr. in Winston-Salem, after they observed him with an open container of an alcoholic beverage in the 2500 Block of Greenway Ave. which is a violation of Winston-Salem City Ordinance.
Young and the Officers became involved in a physical altercation, which resulted in Young assaulting both officers with his hands and then physically resisting arrest.  Young was able to enter his vehicle (1997, GMC, K-1500, Sport Utility Vehicle) while continuing to struggle with Officer Thomas.   Young was eventually able to place the vehicle’s transmission in drive and accelerate from the scene.  Officer Thomas was partially inside of the vehicle struggling with Young as he sped away.  The vehicle dragged Officer Thomas down the roadway for a short distance before Officer Thomas was able to free himself from the vehicle moments later.

Officers spotted Young’s vehicle a short distance away and attempted to initiate a traffic-stop on the vehicle.  Young would not stop the vehicle for the officers and a vehicle pursuit was initiated.  The pursuit began in the area of Robinhood Road at Reynolda Road and came to a stop moments later at the intersection of Northwest Boulevard at North Hawthorne Road.  Young was then taken into custody without further incident.

There were no collisions or injuries that occurred during the vehicle pursuit.  The 200 block of North Hawthorne Road was closed for approximately 45 minutes while this investigation was conducted. 

Officer A. J. Boles is a 3 year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department.
Officer B. J. Thomas is a 5 year veteran of the Winston-Salem Police Department.

Young was treated and released for WFU Baptist Medical Center for injuries that are considered minor.  Neither Officer was injured during this incident.

Young is currently in the Forsyth County Law Enforcement Detention Center under $15,000.00 Secured Bond and charged with - (Felony) Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Law Enforcement Officer. -Assault on a Government Official (Misdemeanor) - Speeding to Elude Law Enforcement Officers. -Possession of Marijuana

The Winston-Salem Police Department requests that anyone with information regarding this crime to please contact CrimeStoppers at 336-727-2800."

- A Police Report

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