In the early morning hours of Tuesday, an officer attempted to pull a vehicle over on Ash Street for a speeding violation. The driver of the vehicle did not stop and managed to elude the officer. A short time later, officers spotted the suspect vehicle travelling west on Elm Street. The vehicle then led police on a high speed chase for approximately three miles through city streets. The driver eventually lost control of the vehicle at the intersection of Spence Avenue and Ash Street. The vehicle left the road and struck the landscaping and cement bricks of Southern Bank. The driver then tried to flee on foot but was immediately apprehended.
According to the Goldsboro Police Department, 23-year-old Donovan T. Lobban of Goldsboro was arrested and charged with:
- Fleeing to Elude Arrest (F)
- Resisting a Public Officer
- Careless & Reckless Driving
- Driving the Wrong Way on a Dual Lane Roadway.
Lobban was given a $20,000 secure bond and he was held in the Wayne County Detention Center. Lobban’s vehicle was seized pursuant to N.C. “Run and Done” statutes.