Washington County man arrested after foot chase in Manteo

By on March 15, 2018

A Washington County man was in custody on drug-related and other charges after a traffic stop Tuesday on Roanoke Island that led to a collision with a law enforcement vehicle and a foot chase.

A Dare County Impact Unit was following up on complaints of drug-related activities near a preschool, according to a sheriff’s office news release.

While attempting to stop the vehicle on a traffic violation near Burnside Road and Scarborough Street, the vehicle backed into the patrol car and the driver ran.

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Members of the Dare County Sherrif’s Office, Manteo Police Department and N.C. State Highway Patrol responded, set up a perimeter and caught the suspect.

Julian Carlos Columbus, 44, of Roper, was charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of marijuana up to a half ounce, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting and/or obstructing a public officer, driving while license revoked and a vehicle registration violation.

He was booked into the Dare County Detention Center under $13,000 secured bond.

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