ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. – Police have arrested a man who they say led them on a car chase, crashed into a car and ran away from the scene on Saturday.
Rashawn Baum, 20, was taken into custody on September 19 and charged with felony flee to elude police, driving while license revoked, injury to real property, leaving the scene of an accident, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and careless and reckless driving. He was taken to the Ablemarle District Jail under a $15,000 secured bond.
Qua-Nesha McCoy, 21, was also arrested in connection with this case. McCoy was charged with giving fictitious information to police and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a motor vehicle. She was processed and released.
On Saturday around 4:30 p.m., officers were dispatched to a reported indecent exposure at the Food Lion on 1313 North Road Street.
While they were on their way to the call, officers saw a car matching the suspect’s vehicle description on North Road Street at Hughes Boulevard.
Officers got behind the vehicle, a 2003 Acura with North Carolina registration, on West Broad Street at North Road Street.
The suspect did not stop, even after officers turned on their emergency lights and siren. The driver traveled nearly 3 miles and ignored a stop sign on North Road Street.
The suspect then hit a 2012 Honda Accord and ran away from the scene. Medics took the driver of the Honda Accord to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center with minor injuries.