WCSO: Chase Suspect Had 4-Year-Old In Back Seat

WCSO: Chase Suspect Had 4-Year-Old In Back Seat

A suspect leads law enforcement on a vehicle chase while his child is in the backseat.  Friday night, a member of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force was working a citizen speed complaint in the La Grange area of the U.S. 70 Bypass.  A vehicle was pulled over for reportedly speeding at 99 mph in the 70 mph zone.  As the deputy approached the vehicle, the driver hit the gas and started a chase that went into Lenoir County.  After about 20 minutes of pursuit, the driver fled his vehicle on foot, leaving his 4-year-old son in the back seat.  After a brief struggle, the suspect was taken into custody.  The suspect, 41-year-old Cirlister D. Briggs of Charlotte, faces charges of:

  • Flee to Elude Arrest (F)
  • Driving While Impaired (M)
  • Child Abuse (M)
  • Driving While License Revoked–Impaired Revocation (M)
  • Reckless Driving to Endanger (M)
  • Speeding (M)
  • Resisting a Public Officer (M)

Briggs was held in the Wayne County Detention Center under a $4,500 secure bond.