Chase leads to arrest of two men on larceny charges, too

Tremell Levon Hodges and Tony Vente Hodges (Pamlico County Sheriff's Office photos)

BAYBORO, Pamlico County - Two men were arrested after a high-speed chase that reached 100 mph in Pamlico and Craven County. After their arrest, they were also charged in a string of larcenies.

Tony Vente Hodge, 55, of West Camp Kiro Road in New Bern, and Tremell Levon Hodges, 23, also of New Bern, were arrested following the high-speed chase. It was determined the two were responsible for four previous larcenies from Potter Trucking over a two-month stretch.

Deputies with the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office were conducting business checks in the Reelsboro community on Tuesday when they discovered a suspicious vehicle at Potter Trucking, located at 6455 NC 55 in New Bern. Deputies said the two men looked like they were placing items in the truck. As they attempted to investigate, the vehicle sped away and a chase ensued.

The chase went into Craven County and the N.C. Highway Patrol along with the Craven County Sheriff's Office assisted in stopping the vehicle without incident. Hodge and Hodges were taken into custody. An investigation revealed thw two were responsible for the previous larcenies at the business.

Hodge was charged with five counts of Felony Larceny, Possession of Stolen Property, Felony Speed to Elude Arrest and other traffic violations. His bond was set at $200,000 secured. Hodges was charged with five counts of Felony Larceny and Possession of Stolen Property. His bond was set at $100,000 secured.

Both individuals are currently being held in the Pamlico County Detention Center. They both are scheduled to appear in Pamlico County District Court for first appearances on Nov. 30.