Elizabeth City police arrest suspect in pursuit that ended in crash

Rashawn Baum (Photo: Elizabeth City Police Dept.)
Rashawn Baum (Photo: Elizabeth City Police Dept.)

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WAVY) — Police arrested a suspect in a police pursuit that ended in a crash in Edenton.

Around 4:29 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, officers responded to a reported indecent exposure at the Food Lion on N. Road Street. While police were on the way to the store, officers found a red 2003 Acura that matched the description of the suspect vehicle on N. Road Street at Hughes Boulevard.

Police got behind the vehicle on W. Broad Street at N. Road Street. Officers turned on their emergency lights and siren and tried to pull the vehicle over, but the driver wouldn’t stop. The car went about three blocks and didn’t stop at a stop sign at the intersection of N. Road Street at Cypress Street. The suspect vehicle then collided with another vehicle. The driver of the suspect vehicle ran from the scene. The driver of the second vehicle was taken to Sentara Albemarle Medical Center with minor injuries.

Authorities identified the suspect as 20-year-old Rashawn Baum. He was taken into custody on Monday.

Baum is charged with eluding police, driving with a revoked license, leaving the scene of an accident, assault with a deadly weapon, injury to personal property and careless and reckless driving.

Police also arrested Qua-Nesha McCoy, 21, and charged her with giving fictitious information to police and allowing an unlicensed driver to operate a vehicle.

Baum is being held at the Albemarle District Jail under a $15,000 bond. McCoy was processed and released.

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