After nearly one day on the run, a wanted suspect is apprehended in Lenoir County. Authorities had been searching for 29-year-old Kenneth E. Piper of Wilson since a multi-county car chase on Monday. Piper, who was wanted on active felony warrants, and a second suspect had reportedly led law enforcement on the pursuit that started in Johnston County and continued through Wayne, Greene and Lenoir counties before finally ending when the suspect vehicle ran out of fuel on Felix Harvey Parkway Monday evening. The first suspect was apprehended Monday, but Piper managed to elude capture until Tuesday afternoon when he was found by Lenoir County Sheriff’s deputies inside the search perimeter.
The Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office thanks the Kinston Police Department, Greenville Police Department, Wilson County Sheriff’s Office, NCSBI, NCALE, State Highway Patrol, and the ATF for their assistance during the search.