MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. (AP) — A Mount Olive police officer who was hurt when she crashed her vehicle while chasing a hijacking suspect has been released from the hospital. Police Chief Jason Hughes said officers were called to the Walmart in Mount Olive on Saturday to deal with a suspicious person. Police said when they arrived, Edward Carter Batts jumped into one of the police vehicles and drove away. Officer Angel Yeoman pursued Batts, but lost control of the car she was driving. Police said Batts continued to flee, but was apprehended a short distance away. Yeoman was released from the hospital on Sunday. Batts is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon on a government official and other charges. He’s being held under a $40,000 secured bond.
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