Two charged after police pursuit ends in Bertie County

Photo courtesy Bertie County Sheriff's Office

BERTIE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) — Two people are facing charges after a police pursuit in Bertie County Friday afternoon.

Bertie County Sheriff John Holley tells WAVY.com that the chase started in Chowan County around 3 p.m. Edenton police said officers were investigating a shooting case when a vehicle took off at a high speed and pursuit began.

The pursuit ended near the Route 17 bypass. There were no injuries.

There were three people in the vehicle; two people were charged.

19-year-old Tykavesis Melton, of Edenton, is charged with eluding arrest and multiple traffic violations. A passenger was charged with littering.

Deputies from Bertie County and Chowan County helped in the pursuit, along with North Carolina Highway Patrol and Edenton police. Windsor police were prepared to assist, too.

Stay tuned to WAVY.com for developments.