Arounds 10:30 AM Friday, the Goldsboro Police Department responded to the area of Central Heights Road and E. New Hope Road in reference to an armed suspect. The victim reported the suspect threatened him with a firearm and then left the area in a light blue Ford Taurus. Responding GPD officers located the suspect vehicle in the 2800 block of Royall Ave and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver of the suspect vehicle refused to stop for officers resulting in a vehicle pursuit, which ended in the 400 block of Piedmont Airline Road.
The driver, identified as 26-year-old Walter Coley of Goldsboro , was taken into custody at this location without further incident. A loaded handgun and suspected marijuana was as also located and seized. The vehicle Coley was operating was seized pursuant to N.C. Run & Done statutes.
Coley was transported to the Wayne County Magistrate’s Office where he was charged with Felony Flee to Elude Arrest and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. He was held under a $13,000 secured bond.
Citations were also issued charging Coley with Driving While License Revoked, No Insurance, Careless and Reckless Driving, Speeding, and Simple Possession of Marijuana.