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A Roanoke Rapids man faces charges related to a Thursday night chase, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall said 43-year-old Toby Antonio Garrett was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant relating to domestic violence as well as counts related to the chase — felony flee to elude with a motor vehicle, driving while license revoked, and resist, delay, and obstruct an officer.


Events that led to the charges began as Deputy D. Bybee was patrolling in the area of Highway 158 and Roanoke Avenue around 8:45 that evening.

He observed a motorcyclist traveling east on Highway 158 at a high rate of speed.

Bybee attempted to stop the driver, later identified as Garrett, but the driver refused to heed.

A chase ensued and Garrett led Bybee on a 7-mile chase to Branch Avenue. Garrett failed to negotiate a turn at the intersection of Carver Street and he crashed into a ditch. Garrett fled on foot but was apprehended after a brief chase.

Garrett has a November 30 court date pending.