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Roanoke Rapids police have charged a Warrenton man on three counts related to a December 20 chase in which the man was shot, according to arrest warrants on file in the Halifax County Clerk of Court office.

He was charged on the day of the offense.

Darius Montrelle Carter, 32, faces charges of flee to elude, reckless driving to endanger and assault with a deadly weapon on a government official.

The assault charge reflects Carter reputedly tried to run over Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin, who is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of a North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation inquiry into Martin shooting Carter.

The warrant does not specifically mention the shooting, but documents do note Carter was returned from the hospital and at the time seemed “to have sound judgment and thinking.”

He was jailed on a $200,000 secured bond for the charges related to the chase and jailed without opportunity for bond for a fugitive warrant filed by Roanoke Rapids police. He is currently being held in Raleigh’s Central Prison for safekeeping and has an appearance set for Friday in Halifax County District Court.

According to the arrest warrant filed in the chase, Roanoke Rapids narcotics Sergeant Chris Babb wrote there was probable cause to believe that on the morning of the chase, Carter “willfully and feloniously” operated a motor vehicle on Highway 125 and East Tenth Street as well as Highway 48 “while fleeing and attempting to elude (Babb)” while the sergeant was in the lawful performance of his duties.

Babb was attempting to arrest Carter on an outstanding order and at the time the man was “speeding in excess of 15 miles per hour over the legal speed limit, driving recklessly leading to an accident causing property damage in excess of $1,000 and personal injury.”

Part of the chase occurred in a school zone during the “hours when the posted speed limit was in effect.”

Babb wrote in the arrest warrant, he found probable cause to believe Carter “did assault (Martin) with a 2003 Crown Victoria, which is a deadly weapon, by attempting to run over the victim with the motor vehicle.”

In establishing the bond, documents filed in the case show Carter poses a danger of injury to other people.

He stated to Officer Hannah Grimes, who filed the fugitive warrant, that he was unemployed but his family has money “and will get him out.”

The documents note Carter has a history of flight from probation and the court system and he has eluded probation from Warren County and Virginia. He has a history of violent behavior, the document said.

Carter also has a fugitive warrant from Virginia for probation violation and has pending felony charges in Warren County along with an outstanding order for arrest for not appearing in court. He has broken the terms of his bail, probation and bond, according to the document.