3 Granite Falls chases net two arrests; 1 suspect still at large

3 Granite Falls chases net two arrests; 1 suspect still at large

Gene Lee Greer Jr. (left) and James Walter Dunn

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on February 13, 2013 at 12:08 PM

GRANITE FALLS, N.C. – Police in Granite Falls say they’ve arrested two men and are still searching for a third suspect in three separate chases last month.

The most recent chase took place on January 21 and reached speeds of 80 miles per hour.  Officers briefly lost sight of a 1995 Honda Civic in Hildebran after a 27-mile chase.

“After a search of the area, officers located the vehicle unoccupied. The vehicle was stolen from Caldwell County,” said the police department in a statement. 

That chase remains under investigation, but two other incidents have led to arrests.

Gene Lee Greer Jr., 30, of Lenoir was arrested after a chase in the early morning hours on January 3.

After a pursuit, the 1993 Mazda crashed on Myers Road near Granada Farms.  Green was charged with DUI and fleeing to elude, among other charges.

The third chase took place around 2:30 p.m. on January 19 when 44-year-old James Walter Dunn of Granite Falls allegedly tried to flee officers.

Dunn was driving a stolen 1998 Cadillac with a stolen license plate, police say, and became stuck in the mud during the chase on Grannyville Lane.

Dunn was placed behind bars on a $30,000 bond and charged with fleeing to elude arrest, possession of stolen goods, and numerous other charges.
 

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