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Grind rails and concrete elements at the Roanoke Rapids Skate Park will have to be replaced after a vehicle being chased late Monday night ended up going through the fence at the T.J. Davis facility and into the skating area.

Parks and recreation Director John Simeon said a dollar estimate on damages was not immediately available but the original contractor has been contacted.

“We hope to have the damaged elements roped off in a safe manner so that other park elements can be utilized,” he said. He is hopeful the work can be completed by Easter weekend.

Three Northampton County men were charged in the chase after drugs, a gun, and ammo were discovered in the aftermath of the crash, police Chief Bobby Martin said. Police are still trying to identify a fourth passenger who got away.

Shortly before midnight Officer T. Acree attempted to stop a vehicle for a lighting violation in the area of Marshall and East Fourteenth streets.

The driver, later identified as Ahmaad Greene, 21, of Pleasant Hill, turned onto Marshall Street and accelerated through the East Tenth and Marshall intersection. Greene ran the red light there and ran another red light at Marshall.

Greene continued to the end of Marshall Street and ran the stop sign there. He crashed through the skate park fence and into the park itself.

Greene fled the vehicle and three others attempted to run, one successfully getting away.

Officers located .60 grams of crack cocaine, 19.49 grams of marijuana, and an AR-15-style pistol along with ammunition for the weapon and rounds for handguns as well.

In the gallery from left: Greene, Jackson and Smallwood

Greene was charged with felony flee to elude, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, driving while license revoked, and a rear lamp violation. He received a $10,000 secured bond and April 28 court date.

Tylek Smallwood, 20, of the Garysburg area, was charged with possession of schedule VI and was served with an outstanding order for his arrest. He received a $1,000 secured bond with a court date of May 5. The OFA served on Smallwood was from Wake County for possession of schedule VI. 

Zion Jackson, 23, from the Gaston area, was charged with possession of schedule VI and received a $1,000 bond with a court date of May 27. 

Sergeant J. Horne, Narcotics Agent C. Batchelor, Sergeant M. Worrell, Officer C. Majette and Lieutenant A. Salmon assisted.

“I would like to commend Officer T. Acree for his proactive approach to deterring crime,” Martin said. “All officers with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department do an outstanding job being proactive in the community and working to make Roanoke Rapids a safer place. This case is still active and more charges may follow.”